We have no doubt that while our study will answer important questions about our Tucson bobcat population, it will raise many more. Our long-term goal is to create an ongoing “Bobcats in Tucson” conservation program that includes continuing research, but also heightens public awareness and appreciation of our remarkable Tucson bobcat population through ongoing programming.
Bobcats in Tucson – A study of Bobcats Living Along the Wildlands-Urban Interface: This three-year study is funded in part by a Heritage Grant provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Members of the “Tucson Team”, who are capturing, radio collaring, and monitoring bobcats, are primarily retired Arizona Game and Fish Wildlife Biologists who are donating their time and expertise to the project. Private donations have already had a significant impact on the study by allowing us to expand the number of radio collars we purchase, and thus the number of radioed bobcats we can have in the study. This study year we have secured funding for 9 satellite radio collars which are all currently deployed on Tucson bobcats. We would like to have at least that number for the second year of the study. To date we have secured funding through the Heritage Grant and private donations for 4 additional radio collars (radio collars cost about $2300 each). All private donations go directly to purchase equipment and supplies needed for the study, (primarily radio collars) and are not used for administration or salaries. Thank you!
Please send a check to: Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
8711 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, PMB 115
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Please note on the check “Bobcats in Tucson Research Study”