The Fishing Cat Conservation Alliance (FCCA) is a team of conservationists, researchers and fishing cat enthusiasts working to achieve a single dream – a world with functioning floodplains and coastal ecosystems that would ensure the survival of the fishing cat and all species with which it shares a home.
Our goal is to conduct sound and meaningful research to determine the ecological needs of this unique species and to engage the community in conservation efforts. We aim to mainstream fishing cat conservation, to inspire fascination instead of fear, and to have a positive impact on the livelihoods of those who live alongside the fishing cat, from conflict to curiosity for the species. 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 we believe that people from all walks of life can, and should, contribute towards conservation, and together we would help guide them as they join the fight to protect the fishing cat.
Jim Sanderson, PhD
Founder of Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation
Wai-Ming Wong, PhD
Director, Small Cat and Grant Programs, Panthera
Founder of the Fishing Cat Fund
Founder of Wild Oasis
Founder of The Fishing Cat Project, India
Founder of Eastern Ghats Wildlife Society, India
Founder of the Godavari Fishing Cat Project, India
Founder of the Urban Fishing Cat Conservation Project, Sri Lanka / Co-founder Small Cat Advocacy and Research, Sri Lanka
Founder of the Save Fishing Cat Conservation Project, Sri Lanka / Co-founder Small Cat Advocacy and Research, Sri Lanka
Co-founder of Wildlife Conservation Association Nepal (WildCAN) / Founder of the Terai Fishing Cat Project, Nepal
Fishing cat conservation in Lumbini Wetlands, Nepal
Co-founder Initiation of Community Based Conservation of Fishing Cat in Jagdishpur, Kapilvastu, Nepal
Founder of the Fishing Cat Conservation Project, Nepal / Co-founder Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation, Nepal
Founder / Director of the Western Terai Fishing Cat Project, Nepal
Bangladesh and Myanmar
Founder of the Fishing Cat Project in Bangladesh and Myanmar
Founder of the Project Fishing Cat, Bangladesh
Zafeer Ahmed Shaikh
Founder of Fishing Cat Conservation, Pakistan
Vanessa Herranz Muñoz
Founder of Kla Trey, the Cambodian Fishing Cat Project
Currently searching for signs of the Javan fishing cat
Social Media Coordinator
Undergrad at Humboldt State University.
Section Manager of Small Carnivores, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve