“Mountain lion” is one of the cougar’s many names. Cougars can be found throughout the Americas in a diverse range of habitats. You can read more about the cougar here, including physical characteristics, habitat, prey, reproduction and conservation.
Here are some groups working on mountain lion conservation.
Bay Area Puma Project
Large scale research, education and conservation program for pumas in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Conservation Northwest protects wildlife, forests and wild areas from the Washington Coast through the Cascades Mountains to the British Columbia Rockies with a focus on larger predators, including the lynx and cougar.
Cougar Rewilding Foundation
Facilitating the recovery of the cougar in suitable wild habitat east of the Rocky Mountains.
IUCN/SSC: Cat Specialist Group
Advancing the understanding and conservation of the world’s 36 wild living cat species.
"...The IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group brings together more than 200 of the world’s leading cat experts, including scientists, wildlife managers and conservationists from 50 countries who are dedicated to advancing the understanding and conservation of the world’s 36 wild living cat species...The Cat Specialist Group is active in many of its own initiatives as well, focusing on the development of tools for the assessment of the species’ status, for the compilation and distribution of intelligence and for supporting the work of its members..." Mountain Lion Foundation
California-based organization protecting mountain lions and their habitat.
Rocky Mountain Cat Conservancy
Dedicated to promoting wild cat conservation through research and community stewardship with a focus on the mountain lion.
University of Arizona: Wild Cat Research and Conservation
Conserving the 36 species of wild cats, their prey, and their habitat in perpetuity and to promote vibrant human communities nested within biologically rich, life-supporting ecosystems.
In the U.S., the University of Arizona is involved in mountain lion population studies. International group activities include the Ocelot Recovery Team, the Northern Jaguar Project, small wild cat conservation projects, conservation of the Nambian caracal and Hyderabad Tiger Conservation Society. Urban Carnivores
Information and education on urban carnivores in Southern California, including the mountain lions and bobcats.
This website is founded and managed entirely by Laurel Serieys, a Ph.D. student at UCLA studying factors influencing bobcat disease susceptibility, including rat poison exposure, genetic health, and disease exposure. Wild Earth Guardians
The protection and restoration of wildlife, wild places and wild rivers in the American West.