Conservation of Sand cat

Conservation of Sand cat

Project Animal(s) : Sand cat (Felis margarita thinobia)
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : Across the World, Asia, Europe
Project Type : Conservation
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Project is timebound? : No

The Sand cat is included in Appendix II of CITES. Only little information is available about its inclusion into national legislation. Hunting of sand cats is prohibited in Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.

In some areas the sand cat is treated with respect by nomads due to its role in religious stories and is thus not persecuted.

There is an urgent need for further investigation of the sand cat’s ecology, population size and trends, status, threats and distribution to can take effective conservation measurements.

Project Agency : Cat Specialist Group

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