Conservation of Flat-headed cat

Conservation of Flat-headed cat

Project Animal(s) : Flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps)
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : Asia
Project Type : Conservation
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Project is timebound? : No

The flat-headed cat is included in Appendix I of CITES and is fully protected over most of its range. Hunting and trade are prohibited in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Hunting is regulated in Singapore and there is no legal protection in Brunei.¨

More research is needed to evaluate if flat-headed cats use oil palm plantations or if they are only forced to pass through the plantations due to the fragmentations of their habitats. There is also generally an urgent need for further research on the status, ecology, distribution, threats and conservation needs of the flat-headed cat across its range.

Project Agency : Cat Specialist Group

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