Santa Rosa, CA – November 28, 2018 – Sonoma
County Regional Parks is hosting a talk by mountain lion researcher Quinton
Martins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Windsor Regional Library. The session will
provide information on the movement, diet and behavior of mountain lions
tracked by the “Living with
Lions” project, a community conservation project Martins leads for Audubon
Canyon Ranch. The presentation also will include tips for reducing conflicts
between mountain lions and livestock and pets.
Audubon Canyon Ranch is a nonprofit
North Bay conservation agency. It is studying the region’s mountain lions to
identify priority habitats and key wildlife corridors and to promote ecosystem
conservation. “Living with Lions” also teaches children and adults about the
importance of living side-by-side with wildlife.
As part of
the lions study, Martins has tracked and collared mountain lions for the past
two years at various Sonoma County locations, including Regional Parks. Martins
founded the Cape Leopard Trust, a predator conservation NGO based in South
Africa. He has over 20 years of field experience in wilderness areas throughout
Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Regional Library is at 9291 Old Redwood Highway in Windsor. This presentation
is free and registration is not required.
information about mountain lions in Sonoma County is available at egret.org/living-with-lions.
For more information about this event, contact Regional Parks Natural Resource
Coordinator Hattie Brown at (707) 565-3220 or Audubon Canyon Ranch
Communications Manager Wendy Coy at (415) 868-9244, ext. 123.