The Borneo bay cat (Pardofelis badia), also called the bay cat and Bornean cat, is native to Borneo. Due to a declining population, the cat has been listed as ENDANGERED on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Bay cats can be found in many different types of habitats in Borneo, including hilly forests and swanps. The cat is smaller than an Asian Golden Cat . It has vibrant, chestnut-colored fur, and a long tail with a white stripe down the lower side. The tip of the cat’s tail is black.
Bay cats have a small head with dark stripes that come down from each eye. Stripes can also be seen on the cheeks. The fur beneath the cat’s chin is white
Bornean bay cats are approximately 19 to 20 inches long and weight between 6 and 9 lbs.
The most pressing conservation issue for the bay cat is the loss of habitat due to deforestation.
Bay Cat Pictures
Bornean Bay Cat Conservation Organizations
Bornean Clouded Leopard Programme
Conservation of the Sunda clouded leopard and other threatened members of the Bornean felid guild.
A mutli-site research program in collaboration with Sabah Wildlife Department and WildCRU, Oxford University. Cat Action Treasury (CAT)
CAT was created in 1995 to conserve the world’s 36 species of wild cat.
"...We play a leading role in advancing conservation of the big cats - tiger, lion, snow leopard, cheetah, leopard, jaguar and puma – as well as the rare and little known small cats – including marbled cat, clouded leopard, guiña, Andean cat, Asiatic golden cat, Borneo bay cat, flat-headed cat, black-footed cat and Pallas cat...CAT works closely with the IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group, an international network of over 200 experts on wild cats. " Felidae Conservation Fund
Advances the conservation of the world’s 37 felidae species and their habitats through a combination of pioneering research, compelling education and state-of-the-art technology.
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..." United Kingdom: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs - Darwin Initiative
Assits countries with poor financial resources to meet their objectives under the three major biodiversity conventions; Bornean and Clouded Leopard Project