Why Small Cats?

There are 40 species of wild cats in the family Felidae, the family of cats

Big Cats

Small Cats

All wild cat species are given an IUCN rank

Members of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group have ranked all wild cats according to their population status in the wild. The Iberian lynx is ranked Critically Endangered. The Andean cat, bay cat, fishing cat, flat-headed cat, snow leopard, and tiger are ranking Endangered.

 

Small cats face a variety of threats

Such as habitat destruction, hunting, human-wildlife conflict.

Small cats receive very little conservation funding

Funding is important and helps reduce and mitigate threats. Unfortunately, less than 1% of conservation funding for all wild cats is invested in 33 species of small cats!

So Why Not Donate?

Select “Small Wild Cats” from the drop-down menu.