Who We Are
The Fishing Cat Working Group (FCWG) consists of conservationists and researchers working toward a single dream – a world with functioning floodplains and coastal ecosystems which would ensure that the fishing cat survives for future generations.
Our goal is to conduct sound ecological research, do science-based conservation, as well as mainstream fishing cat conservation. For this, we work as a team, complementing each other and helping raise the bar for small wild cat conservation on a global scale.
We are a growing family, and believe that people from all walks of life can, and should contribute towards conservation, and we would help guide them should they join us in the fight to protect the fishing cat.
The mission of the FCWG is to conserve fishing cats and their natural habitats within their geographical range, by working with local partners around the world to identify and mitigate threats to the species.
Jim Sanderson, PhD
Founder of Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation
Founder of Eastern Ghats Wildlife Society, India
Founder of the Fishing Cat Project, India
Founder of the Urban Fishing Cat Conservation Project, Sri Lanka / Co-founder Small Cat Advocacy and Research, Sri Lanka
Vanessa Herranz Muñoz
Founder of Kla Trey, the Cambodian Fishing Cat Project
Studying fishing cats in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Nepal
Founder of the Godavari Fishing Cat Project, India
Founder of the Fishing Cat Conservation Project, Nepal / Co-founder Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation, Nepal
Principal Investigator of Project Fishing Cat, Bangladesh
Founder of the Save Fishing Cat Conservation Project, Sri Lanka / Co-founder Small Cat Advocacy and Research, Sri Lanka
Currently searching for signs of the Javan fishing cat
Founder of the Fishing Cat Fund
Founder of Wild Oasis
Section Manager of Small Carnivores, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Wai-Ming Wong, PhD
Director, Small Cat and Grant Programs, Panthera
Primary Investigator, Thailand Fishing Cat Project
Zafeer Ahmed Shaikh
Fishing Cat Conservation, Pakistan
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Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation
Fishing Cat Fund
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
Global Wildlife Conservation