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Many pages are still in development, so we appreciate your patience.
What WFA stands for...
Highest scientific & professional standards in research, management & conservation of wild felids;
Science-based management & conservation;
Communication & collaboration across scientific disciplines;
Increased public awareness on felid biology, ecology, conservation & education;
Professional growth of our members;
Access to resources, technologies & tools.
"The Wild Felid Research and Management Association provides a long overdue and valuable conduit for increased communication and cooperation among cat biologists in the Western Hemisphere."
Mel Sunquist, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida
There are many ways you can support the WFA. The easiest way is to join and enjoy The Wild Felid Monitor newsletter twice a year. We also have several committees always looking for motivated people. Donations to our grant and scholarship funds are a great way to support emerging biologists and further our knowledge of wild cat conservation in the Western Hemisphere. Have a burning question? Join the discussion in our members forum. However you choose to be involved, the WFA thanks you!
News & Events
On Bookshelves Now
Path of the Puma: The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion
Jim Williams new book, Path of the Puma, was published in 2018, and tells the pumas remarkable tale from experience in the Rocky Mountains of North America to their southern most haunts in Patagonia.
Yellowstone Cougar: Ecology before and during wolf restoration
A seminal study by Toni Ruth, Polly Buotte and Maurice Hornocker that examines the effects of wolf restoration on Yellowstone National Park's cougar population.
WFA is now accepting applications for the
SAVE THE DATE
The 13th Mountain Lion Workshop will be held in Hood River, Oregon May 11-14, 2020. Registration is now open and call for abstracts will be made soon. For more information, go to https://www.wafwa.org/workshops/mountain_lion_workshop/
Students! Check out the new travel grant opportunity to the upcoming Mountain Lion Workshop!
The latest edition of the Wild Felid Monitor is now out! Don't miss it; join WFA today!
|JOIN the WFA to stay current, support our newsletter, and keep in touch with other wild felid professionals. Consider becoming a REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE, or if you are a graduate student, a STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE, so that you can help inform the membership about current research, management or conservation actions that affect wild felids. Or you may want to join one of our COMMITTEES. If you want to share something right away, go to our FORUM. Your DONATIONS to our grant and scholarship funds are a great way to support emerging biologists and further our knowledge to aid in wild cat conservation throughout the
|If you are a current graduate student, please check out WFA's SCHOLARSHIP page for information on current opportunities. WFA also awards RESEARCH AND ACTION GRANTS when funds become available. WFA has provided $40,000 in grants to a number of worthy projects in the past 5 years. Additionally, WFA soon hopes to begin offering TRAVEL GRANTS to help support students and professionals attend important conferences and workshops.|
Education & Resources
Keep informed by reading our newsletter,
See our MANAGER'S CORNER to find out how agencies are managing and responding to conflicts with pumas.
Our LINKS page provides a list of organizations involved with wild felid research, management, education and conservation activities.
|Learn about the 12 wild cat species of the Western Hemisphere|