Help Us Document 1,000 Cat Detections in 2021

Hello Trackers,

This month, we are officially launching the 1,000 Cats Project, a community-driven network that will allow us, our partners, Mexican and American sister parks, conservation non-governmental organizations, binational students, private ranchers, and other volunteers to collect wild cat data and take meaningful actions to protect the habitats of jaguar, ocelot, mountain lion, and bobcat.

Our goal is to document at least 1,000 cat detections in 2021 through your submissions to iNaturalist, our Border Wildlife Study photos, and submitted Sky Island FotoFauna checklists. Through this project, we believe we can create a united binational community of advocates for conservation that helps extend safe habitat for wide-ranging cats beyond national and state park borders and raises awareness of the feline habitat humans live in.

Every cat sign, scat, sighting, and track you submit to this project will help inform our work.

Don't forget the key elements of cat tracks:

  • Asymmetrical
  • Trapezoidal plantar pad
  • Three lobes at the bottom of the pad
  • Small thin claws if present at all

If you wish to remain at your existing transects to do this tracking please do so, but this is project is not limited to the transects. If you see a cat track while out hiking, camping, or even doing yard work, submit it to this same Tracking Project page. You can still submit other wildlife tracks as you see them, but this year we would like to focus just on felines.

Thank you,


Posted on April 06, 2021 05:14 PM by skyislandalliance skyislandalliance


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