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All cats (big & small) r beautiful! Cat Conservation is a free internet service dedicated to getting the word out on the latest cat conservation news!

Mission: To help all cats by creating awareness of different types of cats and the challenges they face surviving in this world dominated by humans.

04/28/2020

I want to introduce you to our new admin, Melinda Maeve. I feel she will do a great job in running the page, and I thank her for accepting that responsibility.

Again I thank you all for your support of me through the many years.

04/28/2020

I want to thank you so much for your support in the last several years. I have enjoyed posting news about cats big and small as well as learn many things about them and even enjoyed your posts.

However, I have now pursued other interests to the point I no longer have the time to properly run this page.

Therefore, I am asking for an admin who wishes to take over the page as I step away. If you are interested, please message me. Thank you!

There are some really good photos of animals in the wake of COVID-19, including one of a subadult mountain lion AKA #pum...
03/27/2020
The week in wildlife – in pictures

There are some really good photos of animals in the wake of COVID-19, including one of a subadult mountain lion AKA #puma in #Chile. As a bonus, there's a photo of a #tiger hunting a sambar deer in #India. #MountainLion

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2020/mar/27/the-week-in-wildlife-in-pictures?fbclid=IwAR1vsAnw95-yGiK9Aj170O4AvhngOApXn-x3gVGWzVeM7VCo8tDq9WV_770

The pick of the world’s best flora and fauna photos, including a puma on the streets of Santiago, Chile

03/19/2020
Snow Leopard Trust

A good explanation of what is called sympatry, courtesy of the #leopard and snow leopard in #China. #SnowLeopard

An uncommon occurence...
The common leopard (Panthera pardus), classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN, has the widest geographic distribution among all wild cats, and inhabits many countries of Africa and Asia. Our team in China was surprised when research cameras captured a common leopard using the same location as a snow leopard near the source of the Mekong River in Qinghai, China. These same cameras also captured eight other carnivore species in the same area, including three other felines: lynx, leopard cat, and Pallas’ cat.
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While not unheard of, an overlap of these two feline’s habitats, also known as sympatry, is unusual. The snow leopard typically prefers open, rocky areas, while the common leopard in China occurs more often in woodlands or areas with more vegetation. Both species have been observed in the other’s prime habitat, but it is very rare to observe them in the exact same spot. The camera that captured both cats was set near the tree line, right on the edge between the two vegetation zones.
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🎥 by ShanShui / Snow Leopard Trust

03/10/2020
Snow Leopard Trust

Research on big cats frequently also reveals clues to the lives of small #cat species. In this case in #Mongolia, one of the camera traps that monitor snow leopards and other species documented adorable Pallas' cat kittens. #PallasCat

🌷 As springtime arrives, we're sharing camera trap footage of newborn animals that share habitat with the snow leopard.
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The Pallas’s cat (Otocolobus manul) shares remote, mountainous habitat in Central Asia with its bigger “cousin,” the snow leopard. Like the snow leopard, very little is known about this small wild cat. This footage was taken by a set of remote-sensor research cameras stationed in the Zoolon Mountains, in Mongolia’s Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. One sequence, shot during the night, shows three Pallas’ cat cubs curiously examining the camera.
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Video by SLCF Mongolia/Snow Leopard Trust
#pallascat #wildcats #conservation #Mongolia

#Jaguars are among the animals receiving new protections in a recent Convention on Migratory Species meeting...
03/01/2020
New protections for jaguar and Asian elephant

#Jaguars are among the animals receiving new protections in a recent Convention on Migratory Species meeting...

New measures to protect migrating species have been agreed at an international summit in India.

The Asiatic #lion, which currently only lives in the #Gir complex, is now being counted more accurately thanks to a new ...
02/23/2020
Indian Scientist Finds New Way Of Counting Lions In Gir, Will Help Increase Their Population

The Asiatic #lion, which currently only lives in the #Gir complex, is now being counted more accurately thanks to a new technique. #India #AsiaticLion

Researcher Keshab Gogoi from the Wildlife Institute of India and others have found a more accurate method to monitor the population of lions. It looks at the patterns of whiskers as well as permanent body marks, which are later inserted in a computer program to accurately identify the lion populatio...

There was an attempt to appeal the 10 year sentences for 8 conservationists in #Iran accused of spying, but the appeal s...
02/22/2020
Iran upholds heavy sentences for conservationists convicted of spying

There was an attempt to appeal the 10 year sentences for 8 conservationists in #Iran accused of spying, but the appeal sadly failed. #Asiatic #cheetah

A court in Tehran this week upheld its guilty verdict for eight Iranian conservationists accused of spying, with sentences ranging from four to 10 years.The eight are all affiliated with the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, a Tehran-based conservation organization that works to save the critica...

A close-up on Sri Lanka's apex predator and largest feline, the #leopard. #SriLanka
02/14/2020
Leopard lens: Looking for Sri Lanka’s charismatic big cat

A close-up on Sri Lanka's apex predator and largest feline, the #leopard. #SriLanka

Among Sri Lanka’s charismatic species, the native subspecies of the leopard, Panthera pardus kotiya, is a favorite among wildlife enthusiasts and specialist photographers.Since 2018, there have been a spate of killings of leopards, including inside nature reserves, sparking concerns about the fate...

The leopard #cat is Asia's widest ranging wild cat species, but it is threatened by the wildlife trade among other facto...
02/11/2020

The leopard #cat is Asia's widest ranging wild cat species, but it is threatened by the wildlife trade among other factors. #Malaysia #Singapore #LeopardCat

#Didyouknow that leopard cats are among the most frequently seen wild animal in illegal online trade in many Southeast Asian countries?

Two were rescued by Singapore authorities from a public housing flat and sent to Malaysia, where they will be released into the wild. Genetic testing showed these wild cats originated from Malaysia.

The animal crime investigation unit of the ACRES: Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Singapore) aided the rescue operation and Wildlife Reserves Singapore cared and prepared for the animals eventual release.

Report trade in leopard cats anywhere in Southeast Asia and Australia via the Wildlife Witness App

https://www.malaymail.com/news/world/2020/02/08/two-endangered-asian-leopard-cats-rescued-in-singapore-to-be-returned-to-wi/1835687
#leopardcat #Singapore #rescue #repatriation

Vehicular mortality, although most prominent as a leading cause of death for the Iberian lynx and the Florida panther (m...
02/09/2020
Speeding vehicles in Nilgiris spell doom for leopard cats

Vehicular mortality, although most prominent as a leading cause of death for the Iberian lynx and the Florida panther (mountain lion), affects many other #cat species such as leopard cats in one part of #India. #LeopardCat

Motorists come under flak for various reasons and despite efforts to constantly inform them that speed kills, accidents continue to occur in our country at an alarming rate.

One article in regards to a recent decision by the Supreme Court in #India to bring #cheetahs into that country, while #...
02/01/2020
India considers bringing back the cheetah, even as lions and other species wait for conservation attention

One article in regards to a recent decision by the Supreme Court in #India to bring #cheetahs into that country, while #lions and other #cat species (especially small ones) are being neglected.

Nearly seventy years after it went extinct in India, the cheetah is set to make a comeback. Reversing its own earlier stand, the Supreme Court of India, which in 2013 had rejected a cheetah reintroduction plan calling it arbitrary and illegal, has now given a go-ahead to the introduction of cheetah....

01/31/2020
2020-1-29 Bocats in Love

Some courting #bobcats!

This is "2020-1-29 Bocats in Love" by Robyn Sloan on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

A bit about the #caracal in #India, one of the more than a dozen #cat species there.
01/27/2020
CATT- Conservation Awareness Team Trust

A bit about the #caracal in #India, one of the more than a dozen #cat species there.

A beautiful write-up on a very mysterious and rare wild cat of India

One subspecies/population of #leopards is in grave trouble...and more so than it is believed.
01/24/2020
Indochinese leopard in grave danger

One subspecies/population of #leopards is in grave trouble...and more so than it is believed.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Indochinese leopard, which had been poached to near extinction, is now critically endangered in Southeast Asia.

Cannot believe I didn't see this article before! It is sad to see #jaguars and other #cats adapting to unusual ways to s...
01/19/2020
The jaguars fishing in the sea to survive

Cannot believe I didn't see this article before! It is sad to see #jaguars and other #cats adapting to unusual ways to survive. As much as it is impressive to see the versatile jaguar adapt as it frequently does, it is also worrying that this has resulted from human behaviors.

The big cats’ resourceful new behaviour was recorded by a WWF study on a remote island off the coast of Brazil

Besides having the largest range of small wild #cat species in #Asia, the leopard cat possesses a tail that is shorter t...
01/02/2020

Besides having the largest range of small wild #cat species in #Asia, the leopard cat possesses a tail that is shorter than one would expect. However, it is one of my favorite tails. -J

#LeopardCat

We are kickstarting the year with camera trap images of rare and elusive carnivores found in India. First one up from our archives is the elusive leopard cat. Its tail and fore paw seem to say that it is being very cautious. We're eager to know what do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

#CarnivoresOfTheNight #RewildIndia #LeopardCat #ElusiveCarnivores #Nocturnalanimals #Felids #CWSCameraTrap #Cats

In parts of #Bolivia, attitudes toward #jaguars are negative, which had caused many problems for the #cat there.
12/26/2019
Jaguar Persecution Without “Cowflict”: Insights From Protected Territories in the Bolivian Amazon

In parts of #Bolivia, attitudes toward #jaguars are negative, which had caused many problems for the #cat there.

Persecution by humans is one of the most pressing threats to jaguars (Panthera onca) throughout the Americas, yet few studies have examined the killing of jaguars outside cattle-ranching communities. Although over one-third of the jaguar's range is formally protected, relatively little is known abou...

The Asiatic #wildcat is one of three types (species) of wildcat, and this one is from #India in a place where it was new...
12/24/2019

The Asiatic #wildcat is one of three types (species) of wildcat, and this one is from #India in a place where it was newly discovered.

Pleased to share The Corbett Foundation’s latest paper titled *New record of Asiatic wildcat from Central Indian Landscape* published in CAT NEWS, a publication of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Cat Specialist Group.

The Corbett Foundation team got the first photographic evidence of Asiatic wildcat in Bandhavgarh Sanjay Dubri Corridor, Madhya Pradesh.

Feel free to share. Thanks.

http://www.corbettfoundation.org/admin/images/Rather_et_al_2019_Asiatic_wildcat_record_from_Central_Indian_landscape.pdf

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Pallas' #cat are occasionally seen; but much remains to be known about these elusive felines, which live in many of the ...
12/24/2019

Pallas' #cat are occasionally seen; but much remains to be known about these elusive felines, which live in many of the same areas as snow leopards. #PallasCat

The Pallas’ cat... a small feline that is just as elusive as the snow leopard, but even less well understood. Here we capture a photo of this rare cat in the Gobi.

In partnership with the Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation Mongolia and Park Rangers of Gurvan Saikhan National Park, we have been surveying the South Gobi's mountains with remote-sensor research cameras for many years in order to monitor the area’s snow leopard population. These cameras have also taken hundreds of photos of other species that share the same habitat, such as the Pallas’ cat.

“Pallas’ cats are one of the least studied cats in the world and there is a large need for information on which to build conservation plans for this rare and elusive cat,” says Gustaf Samelius, the Snow Leopard Trust’s Assistant Director of Conservation. “The need for such information is illustrated by the fact that the distribution of Pallas’ cats is still largely unknown and that Tost mountains, where we initially photographed this feline, wasn't even included in current distribution maps,” he adds.

We are very grateful to the numerous people and organizations who have supported the work on Pallas’s cats. We are especially grateful to the support of Nordens Ark, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, and Fondation Segré.

Protecting those precious mangroves of Southeast #Asia, which are buffers against cyclones and tsunamis, require protect...
12/13/2019
The link between fishing cats and mangrove forest conservation

Protecting those precious mangroves of Southeast #Asia, which are buffers against cyclones and tsunamis, require protecting what may be considered an apex predator in its own right: the fishing #cat. #FishingCat

Mangrove forests are crucial to the health of the planet, gobbling up CO2 from the atmosphere and providing a home for a diverse array of species. But these rich habitats are under continual threat from deforestation and industry. In an empowering talk, conservationist and TED Fellow Ashwin Naidu sh...

Love those cute but accurate descriptions of these small cats! #cat #RustySpottedCat #FishingCat #JungleCat #LeopardCat
12/11/2019

Love those cute but accurate descriptions of these small cats! #cat #RustySpottedCat #FishingCat #JungleCat #LeopardCat

Why not a giggle or two for a purrfect day?

Thank you @carrie_stengel and @easternghatswildlifesociety

#wildcatconservation #smallwildcats #smallcats #conservation #srilankawildlife #smallwildcatconservationsummit2019

Over a decade ago, the clouded leopard species was split into two: the mainland clouded leopard and this one photographe...
12/02/2019

Over a decade ago, the clouded leopard species was split into two: the mainland clouded leopard and this one photographed, the Sunda (here described as Bornean) clouded leopard. #CloudedLeopard #Borneo

Spirit of the rainforest: a close encounter on foot yesterday morning with Borneo’s largest wild cat: the Bornean Clouded Leopard (Neofelis diardi). Found this female cat resting in a low tree by following the excited warning calls of a troop of macaques and agitated hornbills, which is usually the telltale sign of the presence of a predator. Being much smaller than the males and seldom weighing more than 10kg, female clouded leopards are much more arboreal and often prey on monkeys. It was a tense minute with my heart pounding in my chest as this beautiful creature watched us before she disappeared silently into the depths of the forest. Kinabatangan River, Sabah. D850 | 200-500mm f/5.6 | ISO 2000 | Shutter 1/80s | Aperture f/5.6.

Bad news for 8 conservationists in #Iran trying to protect the Asiatic #cheetah...may the scientists' fight carry on and...
11/30/2019
Iran sentences 8 Asiatic cheetah conservation scientists convicted of "spying"

Bad news for 8 conservationists in #Iran trying to protect the Asiatic #cheetah...may the scientists' fight carry on and be picked up by new voices.

A court in Tehran last week delivered a guilty verdict in the case of eight Iranian conservationists accused of spying, with sentences ranging from four to 10 years.The eight were all affiliated with the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, a Tehran-based conservation organization that works to sav...

Even though the jungle #cat doesn't live in true "jungle," it lives in a variety of other habitats throughout #India (in...
11/16/2019

Even though the jungle #cat doesn't live in true "jungle," it lives in a variety of other habitats throughout #India (in this case) and preys upon a wide range of animals. #JungleCat

With elusiveness and hunting prowess like that of a leopard, the jungle cat (Felis chaus) also exhibits a similar and bewildering degree of adaptiveness in its choices of habitat and food. This small-sized felid is found living across different types of habitats such as forest, desert, grassland and scrubland. Geographically too, their wide distribution across Asia and Africa is a testament to the species adaptability to different environs. Jungle cats are also found to have adapted reasonably well to agricultural and irrigated lands, such as the sugarcane fields in India. Another fascinating aspect to a jungle cat is its extremely diverse diet. From small mammals like hares and rodents to frogs, lizards, birds, snakes, fish and even insects are fair game. There have been records of jungle cats including fruits in their menu during winters in certain parts of its range. Though the cat usually sticks to hunting small prey, it is powerful enough to take down sub adult gazelles, deer fawn and even piglet!

#wctindia #natural #prey #photography #camera #cameratrap #cameratrapping #indian #junglecat #behaviour #datacollection #junglelife #nature #geography #hunting #predatorvsprey #leopards #junglecats #Conservation #conservationdata #sanctuary #india #nationalparks #worldwildlife #indianwildlifeofficial #wildlifeofinstagram #wildlifephotography #wildphotographer #photo #wildernessphotos

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https://www.facebook.com/wildstudioworks/photos/a.1087793294583681/2788519147844412/?type=3&Last 3948 wild survivors . International Tiger Day After a century of constant decline, 2016 was a year that saw the number of wild tigers on the rise for the first time. Around 3,890 tigers now exist in the wild, according to data released in April. That’s up from an estimated 3,200 reported in 2010. WWF works with governments, law enforcement, and local communities to advocate zero tolerance for tiger poaching across Asia, and uses the latest technology to protect and connect fragile tiger habitat. In some areas, including much of Southeast Asia, tigers are still in crisis and still declining in number. http://wwf.ca/annualreport In 1973, Project Tiger was started in India, which was a unique plan to save tigers on the planet. The project was promoted by Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi till 1990. Later on, several changes took place in the project. But according to WWF around 3,900 wild tigers are left in the world. Since the beginning of the 20th century, over 95% of the world's tiger population is lost. It is said that across the Asia, the snaring crisis poses a grave threat to wild tigers. We can't deny the fact that tigers are the largest species of the cat family and also one of the most iconic animals on the planet. About a century ago, there may have been over 100,000 tigers that roam in the planet. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/tiger https://animalease.weebly.com/tigers.html .theater
A beautiful jaguar (photograhed this week) for your #caturday
Happy #Caturday. Here is an oncilla, one of the beautiful small cats. Fred Hood Photography