Native Cat Species of Texas: A Need for Education and Conservation
Monica Morrison is the founder of Texas Native Cats, an organization that provides educational presentations to groups in Texas about the five species of exotic cats that call or have called Texas home. Many people are unaware of the great diversity of our felines, their habitat, physical characteristics, threats they face, and the importance they play in maintaining Nature’s health and diversity. In a state that has seen explosive human population growth, this native Texan presents the cats’ struggle to cope with human influence and gives a voice to these amazing animals.
Monica continues her focus on Texas Native Cats, with plans for more presentations not only in the DFW area, but also in Austin, San Antonio, and Houston, to name some of the cities. Additionally, she now has dedicated volunteers that she is educating about Texas cats, and they will eventually give presentations as well. Her goal is to expand educational outreach to the major metropolitan areas of the state and, ultimately, to improve the lives of these Texas icons.