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Living with Mountain Lions

November 17, 2013

Join us for Living with Mountain Lions on Sunday, November 17, 2pm at the Civic Center Library.  California-based and globally-working wild cat conservationist Zara McDonald, Executive Director of Felidae Conservation Fund, will give an engaging and inspiring presentation about mountain lions and the work currently underway to study and protect them. 
Felidae Conservation Fund is a non-profit that aims to advance the conservation of wild cats and their habitats planetwide through a combination of groundbreaking research, compelling education and cutting-edge technology.  Felidae’s local project is the Bay Area Puma Project—the first large scale research, education and conservation program for mountain lions in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. These keystone predators (also called pumas and cougars) play a critical role in maintaining the health and biodiversity of our ecosystems.  However, expansion of human populations is causing increasing encounters and conflicts between humans and pumas.
In Living with Mountain Lions, Zara McDonald will discuss mountain lion ecology and history, as well as the challenges of sharing the habitat with mountain lions.  Zara will also offer tips for living and recreating without fear in puma habitat.