The fishing cat is an endangered small wild cat that inhabits the wetlands of the southern regions of Asia. The primary cause of the fishing cat’s declining population is habitat loss.
Fishing Cat Resource Links:
Fishing Cat Videos
Fishing Cat Conservation Organizations
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.
Fishing Cat Research and Conservation Project
The Fishing Cat Research and Conservation Project was established in 2003 with the goal of securing and restoring fishing cat populations and the conditions they need to thrive in the wild.
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..." Small Cat Conservation Alliance
SWCCF has two parts: Small Cat Conservation Alliance (SCCA) that supports current conservation efforts and Small Wild Cat Conservation Endowment Fund, a permanent endowment fund.
"...The mission of the Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation is to ensure the survival of small wild cats and their natural habitats worldwide. This mission is achieved by working with local partners around the world to identify and mitigate threats to the world's small wild cats..." Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation
The mission of the Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation is to ensure the survival of small wild cats and their natural habitats worldwide.
Smithsonian: National Zoological Park
The National Zoological Park is a part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex; Cat Conservation Project (cheetahs, clouded leopard and fishing cats).
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute '"...serves as an umbrella for the Smithsonian’s global effort to conserve species and train future generations of conservationists. The SCBI is headquartered in Front Royal, Virginia, at the facility previously known as the National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center." The National Zoo's Cat Conservation Project "studies reproduction of cats to create scholarly knowledge and to facilitate management and conservation of cheetahs, clouded leopards, and fishing cats."