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Our Mission: To aid in the conservation of small wild cats through education and support for scientific field research programs.

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Many of the small wild cat species have yet to be studied in their native habitats, so nothing is known of their ecology.

Brazilian Tigrina

Science is still discovering small wild cats. In 2013, the tiny South American Oncilla (Tigrina) was split into two separate species.

Did you know the smallest wild cat species in the world weighs just 1.2 kg (2 pounds?) Like their big cousins, the small wild cats are under threat – habitat loss, mining, oil & gas extraction, illegal hunting for food and fur, persecution – these are just a few of the dangers facing them. Many small cat species are endangered, some are critically endangered.

ISEC Canada was formed in 1990 to help the 28 small cat species.  Our programs support small wild cat research in the cats native countries, which is the first step to saving them. A study of wild cats finds out how big the population is, how much room they need to survive, what they eat, what threats they face and much more.

Your donations are vital if we are to learn how to save the small wild cats of the world. Won’t you help today?

100% of donations received go directly to the cats

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Canada Cats

Canada Cats

Canada has three wild cat species – Canada Lynx, Bobcat and Cougar.  Read about their status in each province and see which cats you share your habitat with. Learn more.

Black-footed Cat Project

Black-footed Cat Project

This long-running field study is learning what these tiny cats need to survive in the deserts of South Africa, and we are proud to support this vital work. Learn how you can help.

Cat Fact Sheets

Cat Fact Sheets

Learn more about all wild cat species on our fact sheets. Newly updated (2013), they contain the most current information known on even the most mysterious small cats. Read more.

Join Us

Join Us

Membership in ISEC Canada gives you monthly newsletters on the small wild cats, a 10% discount on products, and a 10% discount on annual renewals. Join today.

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