Welcome to the Cougar Conservancy, where our mission is to reduce human-wildlife conflict and conserve cougar populations through science-based management and conservation. Your sightings and observations play a vital role in our efforts to preserve cougars and prevent, mitigate, and reduce human-cougar conflicts.
By reporting cougar sightings, you become an essential part of our efforts, transforming your observations into valuable biological data points that scientists use to answer real-world questions on biology, ecology, human-wildlife interactions, and more.
Your involvement matters. Help us reduce conflict, conserve cougars, and support communities in coexisting with wildlife by reporting your sightings. Together, we can enhance human-cougar relationships.
1. Reporting for Statistical Purposes
Every sighting counts! Your reports help us build comprehensive statistical datasets that contribute to a deeper understanding of cougar populations and their distribution. Together, we can paint a clearer picture of their presence, movements, and behavior.
2. Targeting Coexistence Programs
We want to foster positive interactions between humans and cougars. By reporting sightings, you help us identify areas where coexistence programs are needed the most. Your reports empower us to implement targeted strategies for harmonious cohabitation with cougar and other wildlife essential to our ecosystems.
3. Informing Coexistence Response and Support
Informed action begins with knowledge. We can't help if we don't know what's going on! Your reports serve as the foundation for our coexistence and conservation efforts, enabling us to make informed decisions that protect cougars, preserve their natural habitats, and benefit our communities.
4. Getting Connected with Assistance Programs and Resources
When you report a sighting, you become part of our community. We offer assistance programs and valuable resources to support our commitment to enhancing human-cougar relationships.
5. Receiving Responsive Team Communication
Your engagement matters to us. We respond to 100% of inquiries and appreciate you taking the time to report your observations.
6. Assuring Privacy
Your data is safe with us. We only share information with external parties if you allow us to do so.
Our team utilizes these data to answer important questions about cougars, from their behavior and movements to their ecological role in the ecosystem.
Questions? Contact the Cougar Conservancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-930-1087.
One successful application of your reports helped to inform a wildlife corridor modeling project in the Los Angeles area. Your sightings contributed to understanding pathways for cougars and other terrestrial mammals, which can now be made available to decision makers for recommendations on responsible land management practices.
A community sighting of a cougar in the San Gabriel Mountains resulted in the first rescue, rehabilitation, and release of a wildfire-injured cougar in California state history in 2021. The community dubbed her “Monrovia” and you can learn more about her story using the hashtag #MonroviaCougar and on our Youtube.
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