Big cats, wild cats!

Conservation and Defense of the Big Cats

Mountain lions. Puma. Cougars. Panthers. In the U.S. they are all names for the American Mountain Lion. Cougars once ranged the whole country from coast to coast. Forty-five years ago, there were occasional sightings in the the rural wooded areas of my home state of Georgia. They are now found in fourteen western states along with a tiny, endangered population in Florida.


Mountain lions live solitary lives with the exception of mating and when raising cubs. They are dangerous – if you’re a deer. A lion will kill one deer every two weeks, on average and also eat feral hogs, rodents, raccoons, and coyotes.


Many believe that the number of mountain lions in the United States is increasing, but habitat destruction, road kill, poaching, poisoning, and trophy hunters are devastating their numbers.


Cougar FundThe Cougar Fund

The Cougar Fund protects the cougar–also known as a mountain lion, puma, and panther–and other carnivores throughout the Americas by educating children and adults on their value, by funding and promoting the use of sound science, and by monitoring state policies to assure a lasting place for these creatures.


Conservation NorthwestConservation Northwest

Conservation Northwest protects wildlife and connects forests and wild areas from the Washington Coast through the Cascades Mountains to the British Columbia Rockies. Working in four greater ecosystems anchoring the region, we find creative solutions grounded in science to create a vital and healthy future for people and wildlife.


Mountain Lion FoundationMountain Lion Foundation

Whatever you call America’s Lion… he’s more than a trophy…
too few in numbers…
across far less habitat…
in a land with more people.


We believe that…
Mountain lions are in peril.

Our nation is on the verge of destroying this apex species upon which whole  ecosystems depend.

Hunting mountain lions is morally unjustified.

Killing lions to prevent conflicts is ineffective and dangerous.

There is a critical need to know more about the biology, behavior, and ecology of mountain lions.

Governments should base decisions upon truthful science, valid data, and the highest common good.

Conserving critical lion habitat is essential.

Together, we can save America’s lion.


International Society for Endangered CatsInternational Society for Endangered Cats

The International Society for Endangered Cats (ISEC) Canada was incorporated as a federally registered, tax charitable non-profit organization in Canada in 1990. We are based in Calgary, Alberta. None of the directors or other personnel involved receive a salary – we are a totally volunteer organization. This allows us to spend 100% of donations and all profits from product sales directly on conservation projects for wild cats.


Please purrr-uze our site, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on the small wild cats or our organization.


Please note we do not hire any staff, or initiate any field research projects at ISEC Canada. We supply funding and support to biologists around the world who are undertaking their own projects, and are responsible for their own staff and volunteers


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