100% of donations received go directly to the wild cats. Your donations help field researchers in various countries purchase radio collars, trail cameras and other equipment needed to study small wild cats. Your support also allows researchers to employ local people in the project, increasing their standard of living and helping them to learn about their own cats.
The Black-footed Cat is the smallest wild cat in Africa, and one of the two smallest wild cat species in the world. These tiny cats have the most restricted range of any African cat species. Since 1993, The Black-Footed Cat Working Group has been learning what these cats need to survive in South Africa, and ISEC has backed the project every year.
ISEC Canada works on behalf of the 28 smallest wild cat species in the world, spreading awareness and funding in-situ conservation programs. Studying small nocturnal animals is difficult, and there is still much to be learned about many species. Field research can change that, and over the last two decades, we have supported numerous field studies on the small wild cats.
June 2013 – Iberian Lynx Caught on Camera in Western Portugal - An Iberian lynx has been photographed in western Portugal following an incredible 250 kilometre journey from Spain. Read more.
June 2013 – UK Biologists Consider Lynx Restoration - Biologists in the UK say they might be able to use some of the lynx science compiled in Colorado as they plan for a possible reintroduction. Read more.
May 2013 – Genetic Test Can Identify Pure Scottish Wildcats With less than 100 Scottish Wildcats through to survive, a new genetic test will identify purebred animals and those that have interbred with domestic cats. Read more.
May 2013 – Montana Forest Service Must Modify Lynx Protections A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service will have to stop dragging its heels on lynx protection. Read more.
May 2013 – Rare and Elusive Small Wild Cat Gives Birth A successful artificial insemination of an Asian Golden Cat performed at a German Zoo resulted in two kittens being born. Read more.