Conservation of Margay(Leopardus wiedii)
Project Animal(s) : Margay(Leopardus wiedii)
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : South America
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : http://www.catsg.org/index.php?id=89
Project is timebound? : No
The margay is classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN Red List and in Colombia. In Costa Rica and Mexico it is considered as Threatened, in Colombia as Near Threatened and in Argentina and Brazil as Vulnerable. Margays generally are uncommon to rare throughout its range, and only in very few areas they can get to be relatively common. Generally its densities are between 1-5 individuals per 100 km². Only in a very few areas it seems to reach densities of up to 15-25/100 km². In Amazonia and Central America, of the tropical small-medium sized felid guild, margay usually ranks second in abundance. In Atlantic rainforests, it alternates the second position with the southern-tiger cat, but it is usually the least abundant felid in open habitats.