Wildlife trafficking, habitat loss, and deadly conflicts with people have devastated wild cat populations all over the world, bringing many iconic species to the brink of extinction.
But you can save them.
Less than 400
Sumatran tigers in the wild.
Tigers and leopards have some of the most beautiful coats of any animal on Earth. Unfortunately, this makes them especially appealing to poachers, who sell their coats on the black market. Their bones, teeth, and claws are also found in everything from household decorations to traditional medicine. Rampant poaching has pushed many iconic species—including tigers and leopards—closer to extinction than ever before.
Less than 80
Amur leopards in the wild.
Conflict with Humans
Climate change and deforestation are forcing many cat species out of their natural habitats. As their homes disappear, so do the food sources they rely on. This leads to fatal clashes for cats, people, and livestock. Coexistence starts with education.
Species of wild cat. Nearly half are listed as endangered or vulnerable.
Even after decades of research, there is still much we need to learn about these elusive animals to ensure their survival. Scientists around the world are racing to understand more about the factors pushing cat species toward extinction. The more we learn, the more quickly we can save them.
To protect wild cats and ensure their survival, we’ve launched the Global Cat Conservancy™. Help us kick off this lifesaving effort.
Your tax-deductible gift to the Global Cat Conservancy™ will help fight poaching and wildlife trafficking, protect humans and wild cats from deadly clashes with each other, and help scientists find cures for life-threatening diseases that are devastating wild cat populations.
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Wild Cats Need You
San Diego Zoo Global is committed to saving wild cats from extinction. Will you join us?