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People, Pens, & Pumas Webinar

Three Decades of Rural Outreach:
People, Pens, & Puma Concolor

A live webinar presented by In Defense of Animals with Lynn Cullens, Executive Director Mountain Lion Foundation, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 1PM-2PM PST.

Join us for an informative webinar to learn how the Mountain Lion Foundation is developing groundbreaking model community programs for successfully living with lions and livestock. More detail below.

If you would like to join the live presentation and have a chance to ask questions via voice or chat, use the link below to register. Please note that you must check to receive In Defense of Animals emails in order to receive the instructions for participating on the phone or online.


If you would simply like to view the recorded program at a later time, use the link below to visit the Summit's YouTube page.



Over more than a decade, the Mountain Lion Foundation has built 20 demonstration pens in five states to protect livestock kept by rural homeowners from mountain lions. We're excited to present some of what we have learned and the challenges that face us in the years ahead.

Working within communities that have experienced significant losses to lions, the Foundation has learned a great deal about what works and what doesn't in terms of pen design and placement, features for particular species of livestock, special considerations for climate and habitat, and adding additional measures to deter depredation.

We've experimented with ways to engage small towns and urban-edge neighborhoods in depredation prevention and to maintain lasting interest in livestock protection and carnivore conservation.

We'll share our experiences and insights, including community demographics, depredation recording, consideration of responses to the trauma of pet and livestock loss, home and ranchette assessment, and development of a model community program for long-term lion conservation.



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