Fishing Cat February is a month-long awareness campaign to celebrate and educate about this enigmatic but little known species.

The Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) is a small wild cat found across 8 countries in Asia. Fishing cats are small cats with big personalities. They are extremely successful hunters, tapping the surface of the water to lure fish. Fishing cats will dive in water to chase after fish, with their partially webbed feet and fast wicking coat they are at home in water as well as on land.

Because of their dependency on water, fishing cats are threatened by the loss of wetlands, swamps and mangrove habitats. Urbanisation, farming and other human-animal conflict also mean that populations are set to drop by up to 30%. The fishing cat is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

Over the 28 days of February the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Fishing Cat Species Survival Plan (@FishingCatSSP) in conjunction with the Fishing Cat Working Group (@fishingcatwg) will be sharing their expertise knowledge via cartoons, videos and other engaging educational material. The Fishing Cat Working Group 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.

So get involved by liking and sharing your favorite posts, visiting our website, and by wishing your friends and family and fabulous Fishing Cat February!

Your generous contribution will go towards the conservation of Fishing cats and the ecological integrity of essential habitat across the 8 range countries. We are a collection of projects that work as a team to ensure a future for the Fishing cat in each country. By donating, you are helping each of us to conduct research needed to establish an effective conservation plan, to work with local people, to educate and inspire, and to change policy for the better.


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