Conservation of Asiatic golden cat

Conservation of Asiatic golden cat

Project Animal(s) : Asiatic golden cat (Catopuma temminckii)
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : Asia
Project Type : Conservation
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Project is timebound? : No

The Asiatic golden cat is listed in Appendix I of CITES and fully protected over most of its range. Hunting is officially prohibited in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Peninsular Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam and is regulated in Lao PDR. There is no legal protection outside protected areas in Bhutan. Despite this protection there is still trade in Asiatic golden cat pelts and bones. Greater regulation and enforcement of national and international laws are required. Conservation of habitat and the establishment of habitat corridors are also important for the protection of the species.

More studies on the ecology, biology and status of the Asiatic golden cat are urgently needed. There is also a need to involve local people in the conservation of the species, its prey and its critical habitat.

Project Agency : Cat Specialist Group

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