International Society For Endangered Cats

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News From The Field: Indian Clouded Leopard Photo

Wild cats can’t be saved without knowing what they need to survive in their natural habitat. What kind of habitat do they use? What are their activity patterns & social organizations? Without data collected by field biologists, conservation programs can’t be put in place. To further our educational efforts, we are posting regular Monday summaries of a paper written by wild cat field biologists, which briefly outlines their findings.

The clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa which is reported from countries of Southeast Asia is a rare felid and very little information is available from its geographic range. We present here the first instance of photo-capturing clouded leopard by camera traps in Assam Valley tropical semi-evergreen forest of Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Habitat destruction and hunting are the main threats that these animals face and strict regulations are needed to save these beautiful felids.

Jimmy Borah, Tridip Sharma, Salvador Lyngdoh, TanaTapi

IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group Cat News newsletter

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