fishing cat (prionailurus viverrinus)
The Fishing Cat lives in wetlands in South & South East Asia. But like most cats dislikes water.
Fishing Cats open prey on fish.
It is classified as endangered. Their habitat is being destroyed for Palm Oil plantations, agriculture & housing. But their wetland homes are also being dredged and polluted. Unfortunately there are snares that are meant to catch other mammals for the market where they can be sold but sometimes they get caught in them. Fishing Cats are also hunted for their meat! Over fishing is another threat. Many wetlands are under threat in South East Asia.
The main conservation happening is to increase the protection of its wetland homes.
how you can help
- Spread the message.
- Don't eat Fishing Cat.
- Don't buy Mammal fur in Asian markets.
- Support & raise money for Fishing Cat conservation.
- Don't buy houses that were made by destroying their habitat.