The wild cat family contains 37 species and 75% of them weigh less than 50 lbs. Like the Sand Cat shown here, many are about the size of a domestic cat, and the smallest weigh just 2 lbs as an adult. Studying small nocturnal animals is difficult, and there is much to be learned about these small felines. But field research studies change that.
Over the last two decades, we have supported numerous small cat field studies. With the generous support of cat friends around the world, we continue to fund this critical work. Your donations help researchers in various countries purchase radio collars, trail cameras and other equipment needed to study small wild cats in their native habitat.
100% of donations received go directly to small cat conservation programs.
Sand Cats have never been studied in the Moroccan Sahara. This project aims to learn their ecology, threats to future survival and set up conservation plans. Learn more.
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.
Learn more about all wild cat species on our fact sheets. Newly updated, they contain the most current information known on even the most mysterious small cats. Read more.