Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park welcome Zara McDonald and Alys Granados, two researchers with Felidae Conservation Fund, for a lecture on “Bobcats in the SF Bay Area: Biology and ecology of a native mesocarnivore.” We will hear about the research that has taken place over the span of many years, and the conservation efforts resulting from this research. Join us and our two very knowledgeable speakers for a lecture about a wonderfully fascinating cat.
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About the talk: Felidae has conducted bobcat research and conservation in the SF Bay Area since 2010. Bobcats don’t receive the attention that mountain lions do but they are important members of the ecosystem, and they provide natural pest control at the urban edge around residential communities. Bobcats face numerous challenges from fragmentation of habitat and rodenticide poisoning to conflict with humans. During this presentation we will discuss bobcat biology and ecology, their status in the Bay Area, and their long term conservation.
About the speaker: Biologist, researcher, and entrepreneur, Zara McDonald heads Felidae Conservation Fund and has traveled extensively throughout four continents on behalf of wild felid research and conservation since 2002.
About the speaker: Alys Granados is interested in using science to inform wildlife conservation strategies in partnership with diverse groups of stakeholders. She has a PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia, Canada where she used camera traps to measure the impacts of logging on wildlife in Malaysian Borneo. Following her PhD, she returned to Borneo to work as Field Research Manager for the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program. Most recently, Alys was a postdoc at the University of British Columbia where she studied multiscale effects of recreation and land use on mammals in western Canada.