To make a tax-deductable donation, please contribute to SAMO Fund:
Donate By Check
Please send a check to the address below. Your donation is tax deductible, and the SAMO Fund manager will send you a letter for your tax records. Please indicate on your check the money should be used for either “Urban Bobcats" or "Urban Mountain Lions" depending on which research you would like to support.
401 West Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Why To Donate
Our research is important to advancing conservation efforts locally, and has conservation implications globally. Without the research we have conducted for more than a decade, most of which we have found support for ourselves through grantwriting, there would be nothing to present on this website! As a result of our hard work, we are able to inform CalTrans about important wildlife corridor areas to protect or modify for improved wildlife crossings and safety. Further, because of our work, we were the first to document the notoedric mange disease affecting bobcats locally- the same disease now causing population declines in bobcats across the State. And because of our interest in this disease, we discovered the potential link with rat poison exposure and are now informing the EPA and biologists with the State of our findings. Our anticoagulant rodenticide research has already been used to increase restrictions on anticoagulant rat poison regulations, but much work remains to be done in this area. Increasing our knowledge in these areas advances our work towards conservation.
We need your help to keep this work running. Funding provided by private citizens and foundations can help our research immensely. If you enjoy our updates and learning about local wildlife or want to support wildlife conservation locally, please donate. Any amount will help. Some of the costs these donations support include field research expenses and lab analyses fees (see list below below) for the bobcats and mountain lion projects.
How Are Your Donations Used? Donations go towards ongoing research expenses. Here's a few expenses we need to cover:
Urban Mountain Lion Project Urban Bobcat Project
Radio-collars: $5,000.00/collar Radio-collars: $2,500.00/collar
Trap transmitters: $500.00/transmitter Trap transmitters: $200.00/transmitter
Anticoagulant Testing: $100.00/capture Anticoagulant Testing: $100.00/capture
Health diagnostics: $40.00/capture Health diagnostics: $40.00/capture
Disease surveys: $50.00/capture Disease surveys: $50.00/capture
Organizations Who Have Supported Our Work
Panthera (2010, 2012)
National Science Foundation (2007-2010)
Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (2009-2012)
California Mediterranean Learning and Research Center (2009)
Friends of Griffith Park (2010)
University of California, Los Angeles
Barry Rowan Wild Photography