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Tracking the Ghost Cat: Mountain Lions Remain Elusive in the East Bay

July 25, 2014 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

The Bay Area Puma Project team has been collaring mountain lions and monitoring remote motion-sensor cameras throughout the East Bay. It’s not easy tracking the elusive cats, but it’s vital to understanding how to protect them.

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Hidden Cameras Capture Stunning Photos of Wildlife in the Santa Cruz Mountains

May 27, 2014 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

What do mountain lions and other wildlife do when we're not looking? Georgia Stigall's hidden cameras show their remarkable world.

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Mountain Lion Foundation

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Based in Sacramento, the Mountain Lion Foundation is a national nonprofit conservation and education organization dedicated to increasing understanding of and protection for mountain lions and their habitat. The group was instrumental in passing the state's 1990 ban on sport hunting of pumas, making California the only state in the West that bans hunting of these top predators.

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Felidae Conservation Fund

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Felidae's mission is to advance the conservation of wild cats and their habitats through a combination of pioneering research, compelling education and state-of-the-art technology. Our latest research effort is the Bay Area Puma Project, a comprehensive study of the puma populations in and around the SF Bay Area. To help foster improved co-existence between pumas and humans, we meet regularly with local communities and schools in the region and give informative and inspiring presentations about this mysterious and important keystone species.

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Berkeley Puma Caught at the Intersection of Habitat and Humanity

September 12, 2010 by Dan Rademacher

When a mountain lion showed up at 3 a.m. on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, things weren't going to end well for that lion. Statewide, though, many times more lions die on the road or for killing domestic animals. On Wednesday, September 15, community members and puma researchers will get a chance to talk it all over in person.

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Through the Eyes of the Lion

April 01, 2010 by Joan Hamilton

Odds are you'll never see a puma. But if you spend enough time outside in local open space, there's a good chance a puma will see you. We know surprisingly little about how these secretive top predators persist alongside millions of people in the Bay Area, but they're certainly here. And learning more will help us figure out how to better accommodate this icon of wildness in our midst.

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Out of the Blue

January 01, 2009 by Carolyn J. Strange

This massive South Bay preserve, which is still being assembled, forms a critical link in the chain of protected landscapes in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Catch Some Wild Zzz’s

October 01, 2008 by Mike Koslosky

Animals have to sleep too! But sometimes they do it a bit differently than we do.

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By the Water’s Edge

January 01, 2005 by Gordy Slack

The East Bay is home to 44 creeks that drain into San Francisco Bay—from small but well-protected Wildcat Creek in the north to the 700 square miles of Alameda Creek's watershed to the south.

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