Conservation through art, eduction and science.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife through conservation, education, and quality animal care.
The dissemination of information necessary for a change of consciousness that allows peaceful coexistence between humans and nonhumans; protection of animal rights.
"...We believe that animals deserve fundamental rights including the right to life, liberty, not to be tortured and not be considered property. The idea of rights provides protection to beings with interests and animals have at least the interest of their own well being and to avoid painful. Our use of animals in our society infringed those interests, because we only account that can be beneficial for us to use and exploitation..." Animal Defenders International
Working globally for the protection of animals.
Animal Welfare Institute
Since its founding in 1951, AWI has sought to alleviate the suffering inflicted on animals by people. Animal programs include campaigns to prevent commercial exploitation of endangered species.
"...The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) condemns violence directed against all living creatures. There are no exceptions..." Animals Asia
Preventing cruelty to animals, including an Action Against Cruelty campaign.
"...We harness the voices of supporters around the globe to lobby for specific actions by governments or organisations. We raise awareness of cruel practices and mistreatment of animals used in public entertainment and traditional medicine... Our campaigns include Captive Bear Care; Chinese Zoos and Safari Parks; and Wildlife Consumption..." Bay Area Puma Project
Large scale research, education and conservation program for pumas in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Big Cat Rescue
The largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to the rescue and housing of abused and abandoned cats.
"...We are home to over 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts...Our dual mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care and educate the public about the plight of these majestic animals, both in captivity and in the wild, to end abuse and avoid extinction." Border Cats Working Group
Based in Switzerland, a border cats research and conservation group with a focus on the U.S. jaguar, jaguarundi and ocelot.
Carolina Tiger Rescue
Nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wildcats in captivity and in the wild.
Cat Action Treasury (CAT)
CAT was created in 1995 to conserve the world’s 36 species of wild cat.
"...We play a leading role in advancing conservation of the big cats - tiger, lion, snow leopard, cheetah, leopard, jaguar and puma – as well as the rare and little known small cats – including marbled cat, clouded leopard, guiña, Andean cat, Asiatic golden cat, Borneo bay cat, flat-headed cat, black-footed cat and Pallas cat...CAT works closely with the IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group, an international network of over 200 experts on wild cats. " Cat Tales
Washington State zoological park promoting the preservation of endangered species in general, with a specific focus on the endangered & exotic cats.
Cheetah conservation for kids, including Cheetahkid TV, education and activities.
We exist to enrich our community’s quality of life and to inspire a greater appreciation of wildlife for the advancement of conservation action.
Conservation partners include the Snow Leopard Trust. Conservation International
Conservation through innovative approaches, science, partnerships and field work.
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.
Protect the cougar throughout the Americas through education, funding, promoting the use of sound science and monitoring state policies.
Cougar Rewilding Foundation
Facilitating the recovery of the cougar in suitable wild habitat east of the Rocky Mountains.
Craighead Beringia South
Contributes new knowledge toward improving the management and conservation of our natural environment; wildlife focus areas include the cougar.
Defenders of Wildlife
Dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.
Representing national and local organizations around the country, Earthjustice's legal victories ensure that our wildlife, waterways, and public lands are preserved—not just for this generation, but for those yet to come.
Endangered Animal Rescue Society
Florida-based organization that provides a permanent home for unwanted or abused animals, including cougars, lions and leopards.
Felidae Conservation Fund
Advances the conservation of the world’s 37 felidae species and their habitats through a combination of pioneering research, compelling education and state-of-the-art technology.
Feline Conservation Federation
A non-profit, non-governmental organization that consists of wild feline managers, educators, conservationists, researchers, and all those who support the mission of feline conservation.
"...For more than fifty years FCF has supported conservation efforts worldwide through the leadership of our members who specialize in captive feline husbandry...FCF serves its members in ways that provide husbandry education, rescue funding, and conservation and research support. FCF operates a respectable accreditation and certification process to objectively verify that animal facilities are providing their felines the standards of care that they deserve. " Flordia Panther Net
An education site devoted to the Florida panther with learning activities for children.
Florida Panther Conservation
Preservation of Florida’s unique ecosystem by protecting the endangered Florida Panther, while promoting economic development of Southwest Florida.
California sanctuary that rescues and rehabilitates captive-bred exotic animals, including wild cats.
Friends of Florida Panther Refuge
Promotes a better understanding and appreciation of the the National Wildlife Refuge System and the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
George Wright Society
Dedicated to the protection, preservation, and management of cultural and natural parks and reserves through research and education.
The Houston Zoo has been supporting the work of Cheetah Conservation Botswana since 2008, offering funding for operating support and educational programming.
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
Creates permanet wildlife sanctuaries, preserves and enhances natural habitats and addresses cruelty issues.
International Fund for Animals
The rescue of individual animals, protection of entire populations and preservation of precious habitat; securing habitats for tigers, stopping poachers and ending tiger trade.
"...With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it's dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters..." International Society for Endangered Cats (ISEC) Canada
A 100% volunteer organization specializing in small wild cat conservation with an extensive online database of wild cat information.
International Wildlife Media Center & Film Festival
Promotes awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television, and other media.
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..." John Ball Zoo Society
Funds projects to conserve wildlife and wild places in more than 30 countries.
Mountain Lion Foundation
California-based organization protecting mountain lions and their habitat.
National Parks Conservation Association
Protecting and enhancing America's National Parks for present and future generations.
National Wildlife Federation
The protection of wildlife and their habitat, work to restore and maintain healthy ecosystems, and educating and inspiring Americans to safeguard our natural heritage.
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
Dedicated to improving and promoting the profession of wildlife rehabilitation and its contributions to preserving natural ecosystems; Project Wildlife
"...The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association is incorporated for the support of the science and profession of wildlife rehabilitation and its practitioners. Wildlife rehabilitation is the treatment and temporary care of injured, diseased and displaced indigenous wildlife and the subsequent return of healthy animals to appropriate habitats in the wild...." Since 1972, Project Wildlife's dedicated volunteers have given injured, orphaned and sick wild animals a second chance at life. Northern Jaguar Project
Protecting the world's northernmost jaguars.
Supports numerous conservation researchers and organizations worldwide.
The California-based Oakland Zoo provides support for the Bay Area Puma Project, The Budongo Snare Removal Project, Africa Matters, Wildlife Conservation Society (Asia), Animals Asia, ARCAS and the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force. Owens Foundation for Wildlife Conservation
Provides support for the people and wildlife of Zambia (lion research and the elimination of meat poaching) as well as working for grizzly bear conservation in the northwestern US.
Panthera focuses its conservation efforts on imperiled cats, including tigers, lions, jaguars snow leopards and several small wild cats; dwnloadable maps and data.
Carnivore conservation and management; jaguar, ocelot, puma and cohabitating wildlife.
Project Lynx B.E.
The goal of this project is to develop a better understanding of the behavioral endocrinology of stress and reproduction in Canada lynx so that we may improve lynx management and conservation.
Raincoast Conservation Foundation
A team of conservationists and scientists empowered by our research to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia.
Rocky Mountain Cat Conservancy
Dedicated to promoting wild cat conservation through research and community stewardship with a focus on the mountain lion.
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Conservancy
San Diego Zoo Global is an international conservation organization species for over 95 years; experts in scientifically based breeding, conservation, and reintroduction programs for endangered species.
Projects include "Helping Wild Cats Live All Nine Lives"; research and conservation of the black-footed cat, "the smallest cat in Africa and the second smallest cat in the world." Save the Cougar
SaveTheCougar.org is a privately funded effort to increase public awareness of sightings of large felines in Michigan.
Saving Wild Tigers
A project of the Sierra Club Volunteers with a focus on tiger conservation in India.
Smithsonian: National Zoological Park
The National Zoological Park is a part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex; Cat Conservation Project (cheetahs, clouded leopard and fishing cats).
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute '"...serves as an umbrella for the Smithsonian’s global effort to conserve species and train future generations of conservationists. The SCBI is headquartered in Front Royal, Virginia, at the facility previously known as the National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center." The National Zoo's Cat Conservation Project "studies reproduction of cats to create scholarly knowledge and to facilitate management and conservation of cheetahs, clouded leopards, and fishing cats." Southeastern Wildlife Conservation Group
Dedicated to protecting, conserving and re-establishing the Southeastern United States diminishing wildlife and their habitats.
T&D's Cats of the World
T&D's is dedicated to providing a permanent safe haven for unwanted, abused and mistreated exoctic and wild animals. T&D's will accept as many of these animals as space allows.
"...T&D's will not sell, give or trade exotic animals...(and) does not condone breeding exotic or wild animals for the pet trade, private ownership or other exploitation...(we) strive to provide the best care (including diet, housing, behavioral and mental stimulation and veterinarian) for the animals." Texas A & M: Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute - Feline Research Center
Dedicated to conducting research on felids to gain understanding of felid ecology and genetics, and apply knowledge gained to conservation and management of wild populations.
"...North African Cats Project: The African lion and leopard status in the wild is not well known. This project expands upon our previous work on leopards in Tanzania and examines population abundance and habitat use by the lion and leopard..." The Cougar Network
Dedicated to studying cougar-habitat relationships and the role of cougars in ecosystems.
The Florida Panther Society, Inc.
A non-profit environmental education and support organization for the endangered Puma concolor coryi.
The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization
International environmental and conservation group working on degraded ecosystem and habitat issues.
Founder Lawrence Anthony is an internationally recognized conservationist known for his wartime rescue of animals at the Baghdad Zoo and his work with elephants at his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, home to a diverse group of wildlife, including wild cats. The Wild Animal Sanctuary
USA-based sanctuary for large carnivores, including wild cats.
"...Animals are not bought, sold, traded, or mistreated in any way. They are given every opportunity to behave naturally in a wonderfully loving environment..." The Wildcat Sanctuary
Provides a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspires change to end the captive wildlife crisis.
The Wildlife Foundation of Florida
A citizen organization that supports the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and helps fund the recovery of injured or orphaned Florida panthers.
Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge
Rescue and rehabilitation of big cats that have been abused, neglected or displaced.
A rescue facility and sanctuary for big cats.
Tiger Missing Link Foundation
Provides leadership, management, organizational, legal and financial support for tiger conservation and chosen related big cats rescue projects.
igerhomes.org is a privately-run exotic animal sanctuary that strives to stimulate a global interest in wildlife conservation, education and habitat protection via the Internet.
Univeristy of Minnesota: Lion Research Center
Monitoring of lion prides in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Selous.
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico: Instituto de Ecologia: Laboratorio del Ecologia y Conservacion de Fauna Silvestre
Research and establishment of conservation plans and the creation of protected areas.
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. Wild Cat Fund
We currently support small, grass-roots organizations that work directly in the field to conserve wild cat species.
Wild Earth Guardians
The protection and restoration of wildlife, wild places and wild rivers in the American West.
Wildcat Conservation Legal Aid Society
Protect and defends all native and non-native wildcats.
Wildlife Conservation Network
Supports independent, community-based conseration efforts worldwide with a focus on protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats.
Wildlife Conservation Society
WCS is dedicated to saving wildlife and wildlife places worldwide through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks
. Wildlife Forever
USA organization working to ensure healthy sustainable populations of all kinds of fish and wildlife throughout the country.
Wildlife Foundation of Florida
The Wildlife Foundation of Florida is preeminently an advocate for Florida's fish and wildlife resources, and dedicated to preserving Florida's fish and wildlife for future generations.
World Society for the Protection of Animals
Address animal cruelty issues worldwide; dedicated to ensuring animals are treated with respect and compassion; animal rescue following a disaster.
World Wildlife Fund
International conservation, protection and restoration of species and their habitats. WWF recently announced the establishment of a new national park in Russia to save the Amur leopard.
A Canadian animal protection charity estbalished to protect wildlife in captivity and the wild.