Passerby saves injured bobcat on road

August 1, 2014

A young male bobcat, hit by a car on Highway 84 in Sunol in May, made quite a journey before being returned to the wild this week. Teams of rescuers from the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley and Felidae Conservation Fund released the bobcat in an open space in San Ramon Friday afternoon. Watch full report.

Feature: In the lion's den - Pacific Sun

June 5, 2014

This past fall, after 40 years of being closed, Bootjack Campground on Mt. Tam reopened to the public. Martha Stafford, a longtime Mill Valley resident, was one of the first people to take advantage of the newly opened campsites. But, she won't be going back soon. Read full report.

Will a Taser Work on a Cougar?

January 17, 2014

In short, yes. And, maybe, no. Tasers can be an effective method of non-lethal defense against cougars, ignoring other vital factors. But we’ll get to that. Before you head into the backcountry packing high voltage, you’ll want to know a few things about America’s misunderstood lion. Read full report.

Puma advocate preaches peaceful coexistence

January 17, 2014

If the thought of mountain lions roaming near your neighborhood or hiking trail makes you afraid, don't be. Pumas are way more threatened by people than the other way around, says Zara McDonald, who's on a mission to reduce paranoia and increase appreciation for the predator cat. Read full report.

Oakland Zoo’s Quarters for Conservation Program Raises More Than $100,000 for Animals in the Wild

December 23, 2013

The Bay Area’s Oakland Zoo is proud to announce that Quarters for Conservation, a program to promote wildlife conservation efforts, has raised more than one hundred thousand dollars. Three of the Zoo’s conservation partners, ARCAS Animal Rescue in Guatemala, the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center, and the Bay Area Puma Project are the main beneficiaries of the proceeds, which were collected from each Zoo admission fee. The remaining funds will support Oakland Zoo’s other conservation partnerships and efforts. Read full report.

Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival lineup

November 2, 2013

All films screened at the Fox Theater, 2001 H St; see accompanying box for ticket prices, other information. 9:05 a.m., "Right Now: Living with Mountain Lions" (music video): Designed as a wakeup call to spotlight public apathy towards mountain lions. Read full report.