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How to Help the Cats of the Sky Islands

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[Music] every wild cat’s life is a journey in search of water food shelter and mates in our modern world cats face many obstacles that cut them off from resources they need to thrive or even cut their lives short and yet there is so much that we together can do to save the wild cats around us [Music] in the sky island region four species of cats roam between mountain ranges in mexico and the u.s ocelot jaguar bobcat and mountain lion many large cats avoid human communities while others like the bobcat commonly live in our neighborhoods we need to protect pathways for cats as they move across their habitat by making highway crossings safer and restoring corridors across the international border [Music] we need to manage our watersheds to provide reliable water sources for cats to drink year-round as individuals we can also make daily choices that protect cats and enhance their habitat drive carefully near open space especially at night to avoid potential collisions with cats on the road make your home a safe space for wild cats choose to manage rodents safely around your house by not using rodenticides that poison both rats and predators alike offer clean and consistent water in your backyard to help cats on the move stay hydrated as they pass through plant a diverse garden of native plants that support a variety of wildlife species including the prey that cats depend on for food reduce conflict with cats by closely supervising your pets and livestock to reduce the risk of predation choose to reach for a camera not a gun if a wild cat crosses your path it is up to us to provide safe passage for these remarkable animals in our communities for more information about how you can support wildcats in your community visit our website at skyislandalliance.org


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