Many people believe they've seen a puma and we believe it's important to keep track of these sightings, even though not all of them are accurate. We are maintaining a map of both confirmed and unverified puma sightings in the larger San Francisco Bay region since 2004. Over time this will help us evaluate problem areas, movement barriers for wildlife, and potential for human-puma conflict.
Interactive Tools and References
Our innovative wildlife conservation approach involves forward thinking research, technology, and education. Part of that ongoing work is in providing interactive tools (like apps and simulators) to support educators and researchers with puma conservation.
Wild Cats of the Coast
Felidae Conservation Fund joins the Coastside Land Trust community webinar series to talk about the wildcats of Coastal San Mateo. Within this talk, we learn about their biology,...
Living with Pumas in the SF Bay Area
People in the Bay Area are having many more sightings of mountain lions but the question is, are there more of them, are we seeing the same ones,...
Knowing Wild Cats: Non-Invasive Data Collection for Researchers
Covers non-invasive research methods with lead wildlife biologist Courtney Coon, PhD and BAPP head researcher, Zara McDonald.
Pumas Puma concolor as ecological brokers: a review of their biotic relationships
18 January 2022;
The puma Puma concolor is the fourth largest wild felid and the most widespread native terrestrial mammal of the Americas. We synthesised published literature documenting the biotic interactions...
Impacts of biodiversity and biodiversity loss on zoonotic diseases
18 February 2021;
Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of humans caused by pathogens that are shared between humans and other vertebrate animals. Previously, pristine natural areas with high biodiversity were seen...
A deepening understanding of animal culture suggests lessons for conservation
24 March 2021;
A key goal of conservation is to protect biodiversity by supporting the long-term persistence of viable, natural populations of wild species. Conservation practice has long been guided...
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!