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Motion-sensing cameras (also called camera traps) capture images of mountain lions in their natural setting with no humans present. These images allow us to see these cats doing what they naturally do, revealing aspects of behavior and activity which would be difficult or impossible to observe directly.

We avoid using invasive practices, such as collaring and tagging, but we have still been able to conduct ground-breaking research. For instance, in the Bay Area we’ve gathered millions of photos of local wildlife. We are actively tracking and monitoring several pumas.

By using these respectful methods, we’ve been able to gather data on their natural movements. This means we understand them without any human intervention! This kind of never-before-seen data has been revolutionary in our endeavors. We now understand better how to live peacefully alongside these incredible creatures.

Our goal is not wildlife management, but true wildlife conservation through living as holistically as possible within our local ecosystems. We cannot do this without conducting research on mountain lions with as little human interaction as possible. Our innovative methods allow just that.

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Want to help us track and conserve Bay Area wildlife?

Become a citizen scientist by installing a remote camera on your property. It's easier than it sounds, and incredibly rewarding to see just how closely we coexist with wildlife!

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Get Involved In Puma Preservation

Do you want to help preserve our local ecosystem for future generations? We need your help! Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We need all sorts of skills: from tech savvy folks to those willing to hike. If you want to be part of change, volunteer today!

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Donate and Make a Difference

Do you want to make an immediate impact on puma preservation? Donations are what makes our work and research possible!

Every dollar goes directly towards helping us change the lives of pumas.