Panthera partners with Craighead Beringia South to conduct research on cougars north of Jackson, Wyoming. For ten years, Howard Quigley, Panthera’s Executive Director of Jaguar Programs and Cougar expert, and Derek Craighead, President of Craighead Beringia South, have directed field research that has intensively tracked and studied both collared and non-collared cougars to understand their movements, population dynamics, predator-prey relationships, and their interaction with other large predators, including wolves, grizzly bears and black bears.
The project also focuses on studying cougar behavior in areas largely populated by humans. By comparing cougar behavior in protected areas to their behavior in areas with human development, the Teton Cougar Project can help people better understand the conservation needs of these animals in both conditions.
Results from the Teton Cougar Project will be applied to other cougar populations in the United States and other countries where cougars lives, impacting cougar conservation range-wide.
Learn more about the Teton Cougar Project on Assignment Earth.
Visit the Craighead Beringia South website.
Read Panthera's Cougar Report Card: The State of the Cougar.
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