Our faculty’s research protects numerous species of wild cats in our own backyard and across the world. Much of our work is done through the University of Arizona Wild Cat Research and Conservation Center, whose mission is to conserve the 36 species of wild cats, their prey and their habitat in perpetuity and to promote vibrant human communities nested within biologically rich, life-supporting ecosystems. Examples of our research include assessing bobcat distribution in Tucson, genetic assessment of mountain lions in Arizona, and working with international groups to help save tigers in India. Our faculty help solve conflicts between wild cats and humans and involve local people and schools to boost their participation in wild cat conservation.