Wild cats are among the most graceful, revered and elusive animals found on the planet. But, their future is uncertain. Habitat loss, human/predator conflict, the black market trafficking of cats has created an urgent need for new and innovative ideas to secure the last wild cat populations that still roam the planet.
Photos by Julie Larsen Maher
The Jackson Hole Cat Conservation Summit takes a hard look at how conservation, science, and media stakeholders can partner to move the needle on conserving the world's wild cats and the habitats they range.
Day one will focus on the major issues affecting wild cat populations globally. Subsequent days offer deeper exploration into how media and cutting edge science can interject fresh ideas and concepts that have the power to change the way we think about conservation, and open the door to previously unexplored pathways to protect wild cat populations around the world. Innovative thought leaders from a variety of disciplines will inspire stimulating open forum and interactive panel session discussions, while brainstorm lunch sessions and workshops create networking opportunities centered around idea exchange. Integrating the best of science and media into the conservation picture – we aim to shatter old paradigms and break new ground in global cat conservation.