Conservation of Chinese moutain cat

Conservation of Chinese moutain cat

Project Animal(s) : Chinese moutain cat (Felis bieti)
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : Across the World, Asia
Project Type : Conservation
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Project is timebound? : No

The Chinese mountain cat is included in Appendix II of CITES. It is fully protected in China. In 1992, the Chinese mountain cat was recommended to be upgraded to Appendix I of CITES by the Cat Specialist Group, which would require permission of national, rather than provincial authorities to hunt or trade it. This recommendation has not yet been implemented.

Research on the status and distribution of the Chinese mountain cat is urgently needed as well as further studies about its ecology and demography to be able to identify major threats and take efficient conservation measures. Moreover, the effectiveness of protected area management to protect the species should be assessed.

Project Agency : Cat Specialist Group

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