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RESTORING THE BALANCE
Home to 19 million people, Greater Los Angeles is also nature, and home to a wide range of animals – among these the majestic mountain lions, who live literally minutes away from LA landmarks like the Hollywood sign.
Living in isolated pockets and cut off from their kind by the LA freeways, the mountain lions of LA will be extinct from inbreeding in just a few decades, unless something is done to restore the balance.
BUILDING THE WILDLIFE CROSSING
The #SaveLACougars campaign, led by the National Wildlife Federation in collaboration with its many partners, focuses on building the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon. Spanning ten panes of pavement over the 101 freeway, this crossing will reconnect an ecosystem and re-enable natural migration and travel patterns for wildlife.
The wildlife crossing will blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape, enabling mountain lions and other animals to safely cross the dangerous 101 freeway and reunite with their kind – safeguarding healthy, sustainable wildlife populations.
STEP INSIDE THE STORY
The Save LA Cougars VR experience places you right in the story, allowing you to see the world from a mountain lion’s perspective, showing how we can help them survive by restoring some much needed balance in our relationship with our wild neighbors.
Filmed on location in Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Mountains using advanced stereoscopic virtual reality cameras, 3D modeling and full immersive sound, the Save LA Cougars VR experience pushes the boundaries of cause-based documentaries.
A NEW WAY TO EXPERIENCE AND LEARN
Virtual Reality transports viewers to another place – just like they’re actually there. It enables us to tell the story of the mountain lions in a whole new way – taking the viewers along on a journey from the wilderness of the Santa Monica Mountains to the dangerous LA traffic.
The Save LA Cougars VR experience takes you through contrasting scenes – from standing on the tallest building in Los Angeles, to flying over Liberty Canyon, encountering a live mountain lion, and seeing the wildlife crossing as it gets built in the near future.
GET INVOLVED – HELP BUILD THE WILDLIFE CROSSING!
When built, the Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing it will be the largest such crossing in the world, and a model for urban wildlife conservation – enabling us to live together with our wild neighbors in a better balance.
Get involved and help build the wildlife crossing!
To learn more about how to support the project,
visit the Save LA Cougars web site.
BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART WITH A GENEROUS GRANT BY
PRODUCED WITH SUPPORT BY
SPECIAL THANKS TO
THE NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY
THE MOUNTAINS RECREATION AND CONSERVANCY AUTHORITY
THE RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT OF THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS
THE WILDLIFE WAYSTATION
THE CITY OF AGOURA HILLS