WFA is in the process of updating our NEW WEBSITE.
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
The summer 2022 issue of The Wild Felid Monitor should be out by August.
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.
Effects of Hunting on a Puma Population in Colorado
A ten-year experimental study by Colorado Parks and Wildlife researchers reveals the effects of hunting on a puma population and the implications to wildlife managers.
The application deadline for the 2022 Scholarship as passed.
Selected recipients will be acknowledged in the summer 2022 issue of the Monitor.
For information on applying go here >
SAVE THE DATE
The 13th Mountain Lion Workshop was held virtually, April 4-7, 2022.
For updates, go to: https://wafwa.org/workshops/mountain-lion-workshop/
Even though the workshop was virtual, WFA provided a "travel grant opportunity" (to cover registration costs) for 4 students.
For details an future grants go here >
WFA never stops! We have been collecting articles for the summer 2022 and subsequent winter 2023 issues. If you are looking for something to do while practicing social distancing, consider submitting an article! We are looking for Notes from the Field and especially Tools of the Trade articles. Our theme for the summer issue will be felid-human interactions, but we will consider articles on other topics. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you are interested.
|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 Western Hemisphere.|
|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|