Conservation through art, eduction and science.
African People & Wildlife Fund
Maasailand Lion Conservation Program & Maasai Steppe Cheetah Conservation Program
The African People & Wildlife Fund is a registered U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a regional headquarters in Tanzania; African People & Wildlife Fund, P.O. Box 624, Bernardsville, NJ 07924; Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund, P.O. Box 11306, Arusha, TZ.
Based in the great Maasai Steppe, the lion conservation program focuses on the conservation of one of Tanzania’s most threatened lion populations; the Maasai Steppe Cheetah Conservation program contributes to the active conservation of the cheetah. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife through conservation, education, and quality animal care.
ALERT - African Lion & Environmental Research Trust
ALERT works with communities and policy makers, with conservation managers, researchers and business leaders, to implement locally conceived and relevant solutions that create sustainable motivation to conserve lions amongst these stakeholder groups.
Head Office: African Lion & Environmental Research Trust, Melrose Farm, 1134 Nakatindi Road, PO Box 60701, Livingstone, Zambia. Registered Offices: African Lion & Environmental Research Trust (UK), c/o 39 St. James’s Place, London, SW1A 1NS, United Kingdom Tel: 020 3371 7835 (note this is a message answering service only - leave your email details and we will get back to you), UK Charity Commission Number 1120572; African Lion & Environmental Research Trust (USA), 1725 Clay Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94109-8805,501(c)3 status with EIN: 45-3782687, Public charity status: 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) 888 334 5468 firstname.lastname@example.org
"...A report published at the end of 2012 estimated the number of lions in Africa to be as low as 32,000. That may not sound too alarming until put into context. Only 40 years ago, Africa was home to 200,000 lions. If this rate of decline is allowed to continue we could be facing an Africa without any wild lions within 40 years. We must not make the same mistakes that have been made with other species. We can, and must, act now while there is still time. If not, this iconic creature could be lost forever; a devastating prospect both for the continent of Africa and our planet..." 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.
Bornean Clouded Leopard Programme
Conservation of the Sunda clouded leopard and other threatened members of the Bornean felid guild.
A mutli-site research program in collaboration with Sabah Wildlife Department and WildCRU, Oxford University. 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.
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.
In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center
As a non-profit organization we are dedicated to the rescue of neglected, abused and unwanted exotic felines.
It is our dream that one day there will be no need for rescue facilities, but until that day happens, we will continue to educate the public on the unique attributes and characteristics of our residents; the realities of irresponsible and/or illegal exotic wild animal ownership and captive breeding; and the need for stronger and enforceable legislation against those who abuse exotic wild animals. 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.
John Ball Zoo Society
Funds projects to conserve wildlife and wild places in more than 30 countries.
Louisiana Bobcat Refuge
Dedicated to providing rehabilitation and refuge to smaller exotic felids with an emphasis on lynx rufus conservation and research.
A 501 c3, never open to the public and doesn't breed, trade or barter in animals. Our sole purpose is 24/7 pro bono on call assistance for bobcats and smaller felids in need through MVA's, nuisance trapped or injured bobcats, abandoned kittens, illegally owned pet seizures or abandoned bobcats, voluntary pet relinquishments and retired zoo display animals. Some are rehabilitated and successfully released back into the wild, some have forever homes with the peace of no longer being put on display for profit. We are a referral source for LDWF, animal control government offices and the public. LBC is proud to have a current board of two zoologists/DD's, a master's degree teacher with a background in television, a Phd who was with the USGS,, two veterinarians with more than 60 years exotic cat experience and a few more amazingly talented individuals who bring all their experience together pro bono to work for the benefit of the conservation of these cats. Mizzou Tigers for Tigers
Mizzou Tigers for Tigers was organized at the University of Missouri in 1999 as the nation's first tiger mascot conservation program. Faculty, staff, students and alumni from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Fisheries and Wildlife;
Faculty, staff, students and alumni from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Fisheries and Wildlife; Veterinary Medicine; Journalism; Biological Sciences; Environmental Studies; International Center; University Affairs; Alumni Relations; Development; and Intercollegiate Athletics work together to ensure that there will be wild tigers as long as there are Mizzou Tigers. 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 Tigers for Tigers Coalition
The National Tigers for Tigers Coalition is devoted to improving the status of tigers, both captive and wild.
Through the collaboration of students attending tiger mascot schools across the country, we aim to mobilize the public through education, improve and/or create relevant policies and take direct action to ensure the survival of the tiger. 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. Oakland Zoo
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.
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." Snow Leopard Conservancy
Advances community-based stewardship of these endangered big cats through grassroots conservation initiatives, range-country environmental education, training of herders in wildlife monitoring, and collaborative research blending traditional knowledge and
Snow Leopard Conservancy, 18030 Comstock Avenue, Sonoma CA 95476 707-935-3851 email@example.com 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." Teton Cougar Project | Craighead Beringia South
The TCP was initiated in 2000 by Howard Quigley and Maurice Hornocker as a joint project by the Hornocker Wildlife Institute and Wildlife Conservation Society.
The TCP has marked and followed more than 80 individual cougars, documenting their territories, prey selection, and population dynamics. 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 Rewilding Institute
To develop and promote the ideas and strategies to advance continental-scale conservation in North America, - See more at: http://rewilding.org/rewildit/about-tri/our-mission/#sthash.aahvJ0cy.dpuf
The Rewilding Institute Website is the essential source of information about the integration of traditional wildlife and wildlands conservation with conservation biology to advance landscape-scale conservation. It provides explanations of key concepts with downloadable documents and links to important papers, essential books, and many groups working on various continental-scale conservation initiatives in North America. - See more at: http://rewilding.org/rewildit/about-tri/our-mission/#sthash.aahvJ0cy.dpuf The Roar Foundation | Shambala
The California-based Roar Foundation supports The Shambala Preserve and shares its mission to educate the public about exotic animals, advocate for legislation to protect them and provide a sanctuary for mistreated and neglected animals.
"...Once an animal is brought to Shambala, it remains here for the rest of its life. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, breed, sell, trade, or subject our animals to commercial use. Our only purpose is to allow these magnificent animals to live out their lives with love and dignity. Each "Wild One" has the best human, nutritional, medical, emotional, and mental care possible..." 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.
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. Washington State University: Large Carnivore Conservation Lab
The Large Carnivore Conservation Lab in the Wildlife Program of the School of the Environment (SOE) at Washington State University (WSU) is an academic research unit that conducts field research on the ecology of large carnivores and their prey.
White Oak Conservation Center
Strives to achieve productive conservation results through the integration of its breeding programs into efforts to save those species in the wild, and by providing training and research opportunities in veterinary science and conservation biology.
Wild Cat Fund
We currently support small, grass-roots organizations that work directly in the field to conserve wild cat species.
Wild Cat Haven
Oregon sanctuary providing a safe, natural lifetime home for captive-born wildcats in need.
Wild Earth Guardians
The protection and restoration of wildlife, wild places and wild rivers in the American West.
International organization working to to end the illegal wildlife trade.
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 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 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.