The Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation (SWCCF) works with partners and
organizations around the world reducing and mitigating threats to small wild cats. SWCCF
raises awareness of small wild cats and calls attention to the threats they face.
There are 36 recognized species of cats in the world. Most people are familiar with the big and medium-sized cats, but few people could name the 22 smaller cats. Like their larger cousins, small cats are threatened by the loss of valuable habitat and prey, indiscriminate killing, and conflict with humans, livestock and domestic animals.
Compared to other carnivores, very little is known about the small cats. With sparse information, it is difficult to obtain funding for conservation projects, provide protection for them, or establish conservation standards. Small Cat Conservation Alliance (SCCA) is leading the way in protecting small endangered cats around the world. Small cat species of the world:
South America: Andean mountain cat, Geoffroy’s cat, Guigna, Jaguarundi, Margay, Ocelot, Oncilla and Pampas Cat
Africa: African golden cat, African wildcat, Black-footed cat and Sand cat
Asia: Asiatic golden cat, Asiatic wildcat, Bornean bay cat, Chinese mountain cat, Fishing cat, Flat-headed cat, Jungle cat, Leopard cat, Manul, Marbled cat and Rusty-spotted cat
Europe: European wildcat