From the savannas to the Himalayas, wild cats around the world are encountering humans more frequently than ever before. Sometimes the encounters are peaceful—more often, they're not.
Miles per hour a lioness can sprint.
As their homes disappear, so do the food sources they rely on. With nothing left to eat, wild cats prey on livestock in desperation, leading to fatal clashes with local communities. It’s a devastating situation where no one wins.
Any conservation effort requires support from local communities if it’s going to succeed. But when livestock animals are killed, local support declines. If peaceful solutions can’t be found, quickly, we’ll lose several iconic cats species, including lions, tigers, and leopards forever.
Pounds of food a lion can eat at one time.
Understanding local attitudes toward—and challenges living with—wild cats is essential for finding peaceful and sustainable solutions. Working with the communities who coexist with cat populations, we develop a balanced approach that accounts for the needs of the cats and the people who live alongside them.
In addition to helping farmers and herders build predator-proof corrals, our teams teach local people how to supplement their income by selling traditional handicrafts, like felt rugs and jewelry. We also provide training and support for natural resource management agencies that oversee wild cat habitat in multiple countries.
Outreach and education are crucial components of successful conservation efforts. By empowering and inspiring people who live alongside cats, we can give both species a brighter future.
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.
Wild Cats Need You
Help us find peaceful coexistence solutions.