New NWF Book Features Wildlife Success Stories

Did you know that a mountain lion, known as P-22, lives in the middle of Los Angeles? That on the Facebook campus in Silicon Valley, Mark Zuckerberg and his staff have provided a home for an endearing family of wild gray foxes? Or that wolves have returned to California after a ninety-year absence, led by the remarkable journey of the wolf OR-7?
A family of gray foxes has made a home on the Facebook campus in Silicon Valley. Photo by Karl Frankowski
A family of gray foxes has made a home on the Facebook campus in Silicon Valley. Photo by Karl Frankowski

My new book, When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working it Out In California, a partnership between the National Wildlife Federation and Heyday Books, tells these remarkable tales and more. This book is a compendium of the wildlife stories that have captured my imagination, elicited awe in myself and others, and serve as examples of this new paradigm for how people and wildlife can coexist.

As NWF’s President and CEO, Collin O’Mara, writes in the book’s forward, “The truth is that we can each play an important role in ensuring a bright future for wildlife, no matter where we live, and these California stories serve as examples of how we can each take action, from anywhere across our country and around the world.”



The book will be sold nationwide in bookstores beginning in August, but NWF is offering a special sale to our supporters so you can purchase an advance copy. All proceeds from the sale of this book directly benefit the NWF’s conservation work in California and purchasing through our store ensures even more dollars go back to protecting wildlife.

Order NowBe sure to order your copy today and enjoy a 15% friend of NWF discount


Check out the photos below – just a small sample of the stories featured in the book!

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Desert Tortoise Headstart program on 29 Palms Marine Base makes first release, Official USMC photo by Kelly O’Sullivan


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Broad-winged hawks on migration over the Golden Gate Bridge. Photo George Eade


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Pioneering wolf OR-7: the first wolf to enter California in ninety years. Photo USFWS


A remote camera captures a radio collared cougar in Griffith Park.
National Geographic photographer Steve Winter spent 14 months getting this now famous photo of P-22. Photo by Steve Winter/National Geographic


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Park staff and visitors help keep bears wild in Yosemite National Park. Photo NPS.


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Published: May 10, 2016