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Small Wild Cat Conservation

sand catThree quarters of the wild cat family weigh less than 50 lbs. Like the Sand Cat shown here, many species are about the size of a domestic cat, and the smallest species weighs just 2 lbs as an adult. Studying small nocturnal animals is difficult, and there is much to be learned about many species.

Field research can change that which is why we support this kind of work. Over the last two decades, we have supported numerous small wild cat field studies – and those mysterious, elusive smaller wild cat species represent 80% of all cat species. With your help ISEC continues today and tomorrow to fund these critical studies.

Your donations help field researchers in various countries purchase radio collars, trail cameras and other equipment needed to study small wild cats. 100% of donations received go directly to small cat conservation programs.

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.

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