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The WFA is soliciting articles / information / ideas
for the Wild Felid Monitor!

The Summer 2016 issue is out!

Submission Deadline for the Winter 2017 issue is October 15

Submit to appropriate regional or student rep, or the corresponding editor (C.E.)

REMEMBER!

If you want to share information with colleagues or get feedback,
this is your forum!!

  • Notes from the field (current research, management actions, conservation efforts, and other relevant topics, ~750 words)
  • Perspectives or "Voices" (personal experiences, ideas on a topic, up to ~750 words)
  • Research or Management updates (typically <350 words, send to appropriate regional or student rep)
  • Tools of the Trade (articles on the use of specific research or management techniques/tools – discussing benefits, problems, etc, ~750 words)
  • Recent publications
  • Announcements: upcoming events, new books, job opportunity, etc. (send to C.E.)
  • Grant opportunities (send to C.E.)
  • Letters, Opinions (send to C.E.)
  • Photos / figures to accompany articles (send to C.E. as separate jpeg files, high resolution)

Like to see an example?

Click here to open a pdf of our first issue of Wild Felid Monitor.

Some topic areas where we are looking for contributions include (but are not limited to):

Technology / Tools

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  • Genetics
  • GPS (companies, collar configurations, acquisition success/ease, problems/failure rate, & other aspects)
  • GIS
  • Videography
  • Animal capture and handling (best equipment and sources)
  • Research Labs (who to contact for analyses)

Research

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  • Population estimation (use of camera traps, scent stations, genotyping from mark-recapture, others)
  • Population parameters: survival, age specific mortality
  • Physiology
  • Disease
  • Ageing
  • Felid-Prey interactions
        • Large Felid – Human Interactions

Management

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  • Adaptive and Experimental Management Approaches
  • Harvest or Depredation Management
  • Predation on Species of Concern
  • Livestock Husbandry
  • Human Safety (repellants, exclosures, human behavior)
  • Translocations / Reintroductions
  • Wildlife Corridors, Crossings
        • Species Status

Conservation Education

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  • Educational Outreach
  • Educator Resources
  • Planning Tools
  • Activities
  • Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Help Us Create a Useful Web Site For You!

In addition to the newsletter, we want the web site to be a useful tool for those involved in felid research, management, and conservation. We need information on:

  • grants/opportunities
  • conferences/workshops/events
  • other useful web links (e.g., where to find specific research, management, and conservation eduction tools)

We are also considering some new web pages, including ones that:

  • provide a repository for specific databases (e.g., large felid attack data; large felid responses to aversive conditioning such as pepper spray)
  • provide lists and reviews of new publications
  • highlight a different research project or management question each month
  • student activities

If you have information you would like posted or have suggestions for additional pages or additions to pages, please Contact Us.

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