It is believed that Africa’s golden cat population has declined by 20 to 40% or more over the past 15 years. The primary cause of population decline has been habitat loss, hunting and loss of prey.
Currently the cat can be found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon; the Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Liberia, Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Sierra Leone and Uganda.
African Golden Cat Conservation Organizations
Bushmeat Crisis Task Force
A consortium of conservation organizations and scientists dedicated to the conservation of wildlife populations threatened by commercial hunting for sale as meat.
Feline Conservation Federation
A non-profit, non-governmental organization that consists of wild feline managers, educators, conservationists, researchers, and all those who support the mission of feline conservation.
"...For more than fifty years FCF has supported conservation efforts worldwide through the leadership of our members who specialize in captive feline husbandry...FCF serves its members in ways that provide husbandry education, rescue funding, and conservation and research support. FCF operates a respectable accreditation and certification process to objectively verify that animal facilities are providing their felines the standards of care that they deserve. " International Society for Endangered Cats (ISEC) Canada
A 100% volunteer organization specializing in small wild cat conservation with an extensive online database of wild cat information.
IUCN/SSC: Cat Specialist Group
Advancing the understanding and conservation of the world’s 36 wild living cat species.
"...The IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group brings together more than 200 of the world’s leading cat experts, including scientists, wildlife managers and conservationists from 50 countries who are dedicated to advancing the understanding and conservation of the world’s 36 wild living cat species...The Cat Specialist Group is active in many of its own initiatives as well, focusing on the development of tools for the assessment of the species’ status, for the compilation and distribution of intelligence and for supporting the work of its members..." Panthera
Panthera focuses its conservation efforts on imperiled cats, including tigers, lions, jaguars snow leopards and several small wild cats; dwnloadable maps and data.