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..." Andean Cat Alliance
Coordinated action in South America for the conservation of the Andean cat and its habitat.
Bay Area Puma Project
Large scale research, education and conservation program for pumas in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Black Leopard Wildlife Campus
South African wildlife education and research center with a focus on leopards.
Black-footed Cat Working Group
Carries out a research project at Benfontein Nature Reserve and Nuwejaarsfontein Farm in central South Africa, where seven black-footed cats have been radio-collared.
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. British Big Cats Society
Identification, quantification, cataloging and protection of big cats that freely roam the British countryside.
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 Conservation Trust
Creates public awareness of the plight of the small cats through research and education.
Cheetah Conservation Botswana - Wildlife Conservation Network
Preserve the nation's cheetah population through scientific research, community outreach and education, working with rural communities to promote coexistence with Botswana's rich diversity of predator species.
Botswana is a remaining stronghold for cheetahs, and Cheetah Conservation Botswana’s main task is improving community perceptions towards the cheetah. Cheetah Conservation Botswana works together with the communities that live side-by-side with cheetahs, creating initiatives tailored to meet community needs and priorities. Cheetah Conservation Botswana is a project of the Wildlife Conservation Network (http://wildnet.org/wildlife-programs/cheetah-botswana) Clouded Leopard Project
An American-based organization engaged in field research, education and conservation of Southeast Asia's clouded leopard.
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.
Desert Lion Conservation Project
Namibia desert lion research and conservation.
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. " Fishing Cat Research and Conservation Project
The Fishing Cat Research and Conservation Project was established in 2003 with the goal of securing and restoring fishing cat populations and the conditions they need to thrive in the wild.
Florida Panther Protection Program
A broad coalition of leading conservation organizations and small and large farmers and ranchers in Eastern Collier County who are committed to setting the endangered Florida panther on a path to recovery.
Foundation for the Protection of the Arabian Leopard
The Foundation for the Protection of the Arabian Leopard in Yemen is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a “sustainably managed population of wild Arabian leopards.
The Foundation for the Protection of the Arabian Leopard in Yemen is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a “sustainably managed population of wild Arabian leopards living in harmony with local communities in Yemen.” We partner with other organizations and individuals who have a stake in helping us to achieve our mission. Our Program Implementation Plan, though developed independently, is closely aligned with the Strategy for the Conservation of the Leopard in the Arabian Peninsula which was published by the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (Sharjah) in January 2010. Gujarat State Lion Conservation Society
The organization's goal is to "conserve the Asiatic lion and its habitat for its long term survial..."
The organization is dedicated to the conservation of the Asiatic lion, including conservation of habitat and the resolution of man/animal issues; Asiatic lion breeding program. Also: Gir National Park & Sanctuary; Sakkarbaug Zoo Highland Tiger
Dedicated to the protection and conservation of the Scottish wildcat.
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.
IUCN African Lion Working Group
The African Lion Working Group (ALWG) is dedicated to all aspects of conservation, research, and management of free-ranging lion populations in Africa.
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..." Jaguar Conservation Fund
Promotes the conservation of the jaguar, its natural prey and habitat throughout the species’ geographical range, as well as its peaceful coexistence with man, through research & conservation strategies.
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. Monash University: Mun Ya Wana Leopard Project
Our study aims to ensure that legal trophy hunting and problem animal control is biologically sustainable, and to reduce illegal persecution.
"...Our study aims to ensure that legal trophy hunting and problem animal control is biologically sustainable, and to reduce illegal persecution by improving livestock husbandry and curbing the trade in leopard skins..." National Geographic: Big Cat's Initiative
National Geographic's Big Cat's Initiative includes the "Cause an Uproar" educational campaign to raise awareness on the plight of wild cats; big cats facts database; kids program.
Niassa Lion Project | Niassa Carnivore Project
Wildlife researchers Dr. Colleen and Keith Begg founded the Niassa Lion Project in Mozambique in 2003
Niassa Carnivore Project, Postnet Suite 230, Private Bag X18, Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa 27-21-6866665 email@example.com
"...Lions once roamed freely across most parts of Africa. Having already disappeared from northern Africa, they are now found only in parts of southern and eastern Africa and in the southern part of the Sahara desert. With only 23,000-40,000 lions remaining, the African lion population is half of what it was in the early 1950s. Mozambique’s Niassa National Reserve is home to one of only five healthy lion populations left on the continent. More..." OSA Conservation
Committed to the preservation of the Osa Peninsula's biodiversity and wild cat conservation.
Pallas' Cat Study and Conservation Program
Organized by the Siberian Environmental Center (Novosibirsk) to support and develop initiatives dedicated to the study and conservation of the Pallas' cat.
Panther Ridge Conservation Center
A Florida conservation center that provides a home, haven and hope for some of the world's most majestic and endangered big cats.
Panthera focuses its conservation efforts on imperiled cats, including tigers, lions, jaguars snow leopards and several small wild cats; dwnloadable maps and data.
Predator Conservation Trust
A registered U.K. charity that raises funds for African carnivore reserach and education projects.
Carnivore conservation and management; jaguar, ocelot, puma and cohabitating wildlife.
Projeto Puma is active since 1988, aiming the study and protection of wildlife, with special interest on the puma, jaguar and other large wild cats. It evolved into an NGO in 1993 so as to broaden its actions.
Research and Education for Animals Who Roar (REAWR)
Our goals: to increase awareness of the current challenges facing big cats -- and to help save them from extinction.
ROCAL - West and Central African Lion Conservation Network
To ensure the conservation and sustainable management of the lion in West and Central Africa.
The association has as primary objective to assist the preparation, implementation, monitoring and capitalization of strategies and action programs in West and Central Africa that aim to conserve large predators in general and the lion in particular. 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." 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Snow Leopard Trust
The study and protection of the endangered snow leopard.
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 Altai Project
Protectng the natural and cultural heritage of Altai in Southern Siberia
As of 2014, fewer than 100 snow leopards remain in Russia, mostly in the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion...Scientists from Altaisky Nature Reserve, Arkhar NGO, and regional protected areas have spent the last 3 years conducting extensive presence/absence and camera-trapping surveys to gain a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of snow leopard distribution and ecology in Altai and other parts of the cat’s Russian habitat range. The Cougar Network
Dedicated to studying cougar-habitat relationships and the role of cougars in ecosystems.
The Snow Leopard Conservancy
Advances community-bsed stewardship of the snow leopard through education, research and grassroots conservation actions.
Tiger Missing Link Foundation
Provides leadership, management, organizational, legal and financial support for tiger conservation and chosen related big cats rescue projects.
Dedicated to the survival of the Amur tiger and leopard in the wild.
United Kingdom: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs - Darwin Initiative
Assits countries with poor financial resources to meet their objectives under the three major biodiversity conventions; Bornean and Clouded Leopard Project
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. University of Oxford: Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU)
WildCRU was founded by David Macdonald, Oxford‘s first Professor of Wildlife Conservation. It is part of the University of Oxford, withinthe Department of Zoology.
Tackling "the emerging biodiversity crisis and wider environmental issues by bridging the gap between academic theory and practical problem solving..." Works in collaboration with Panthera Foundation. Research projects have involved the snow leopard and cheetah, in addition to big cat conservation. 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 Felid Research & Management Association
To promote the sound management, conservation, and restoration, where necessary, of wild felids in the Western Hemisphere through science-based management and education. Our intention is to openly share knowledge and expertise by facilitating relationship
"Our Mission: To promote the sound management, conservation, and restoration, where necessary, of wild felids in the Western Hemisphere through science-based management and education. Our intention is to openly share knowledge and expertise by facilitating relationships with and among government entities, non-governmental organizations, universities, and other interested parties." 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
. 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.
Wildlife conservation in Panama and Costa Rica with a focus on the jaguar and other wild cats.