Category Archives: Fishing Cats

Indrajit Adok filmed a fishing cat family at ease — see his little video at

Thank you all for supporting Tiasa’s petition!! More than 5500 people from 49 countries signed. The fishing cat poachers have been arrested and taken to court on Thursday. West Bengal’s Chief Wildlife Warden promised to conduct regular awareness campaigns.

And now enjoy Indrajit’s video!!
Fishing Cat Working Group

Fishing Cat Conference 2015

Fishing Cat Working Group

First International Fishing Cat Conservation Symposium

In association with supported by

and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation


Koshi Bird Observatory, Nepal, 19–22 May 2015

Our Program

Presentations on the first day

  • Fishing Cat distribution and their phylogeography in India by Shomita Mukherjee;
  • Fishing Cat camera trapping efforts in Java by Jim Sanderson;
  • Fishing Cat research and conservation in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve by Prativa Kaspal;
  • Recent records of Fishing Cat in Thailand and the wider implications for assessing its status elsewhere in SE Asia by Will Duckworth;
  • Where the wild things are … are we looking in the right places? by Manori Gunawardena;
  • Fishing Cat conservation efforts in Kandy District, Sri Lanka by Ashan Thudugala;
  • Radio-collaring Fishing Cats in urban wetlands, Sri Lanka by Anya Ratnayaka;
  • Fishing Cats outside protected areas in the Nepal Terai by Sagar Dahal;
  • Status of the Fishing Cat in the Chitwan National Park by Rama Mishra;
  • Fishing Cat status and conservation in Assam, North-east India by Firoz Ahmed;
  • Challenges of Fishing Cat conservation outside protected areas in West Bengal, India, by Tiasa Adhya;
  • Distribution of Fishing Cats in the Indian Terai Arc Landscape by Meraj Anwar;
  • Status of the Fishing Cat in the Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Nepal by Bidhya Sharma;
  • Captive Fishing Cats in European zoos by Neville Buck;
  • Captive Fishing Cats in North America by Jilian Fazio;
  • Fishing Cat records in Vietnam by Daniel Willcox;
  • Identifying priority sites and conservation actions for the Fishing Cat in Cambodia by Nick Souter and Thaung Ret.

Fishing Cat Conservation Strategy workshop : two days

Field visit to Himalayan Nature’s Fishing Cat conservation project site : one day

Your Support

We highly appreciate YOUR support for expenses, including travel of participants to the venue in south-eastern Nepal, accommodation and food, workshop material, and publication of symposium proceedings. Jim Sanderson kindly offered to collect your tax-deductable donations through the Wildlife Conservation Network. Please select: “Small Cats” in the drop down list.


Fishing Cats

Fishing Cat Projects

Fishing Cat Facts

Fauna_Andina_Los_CanelosFishing cat project – Establish an organization to help fishing cats throughout the 11 range countries.

Javan fishing cat – The last Javan fishing cat to be seen was killed by a hunter in 1932. Since then it has not been recorded. The recent discovery that the Fishing cat does not exist (and has not existed) in Sumatra makes identifying areas where the Javan fishing cat might exist vital to its conservation.

Want to fund a fishing cat project?  Contact Dr. Jim Sanderson.

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Fishing Cat Threats

Fishing Cat Species Spotlight

Fishing Cat Catching Fish

Ashan Thudugla

Fishing Cat KittensA shan Thudugala2 Fishing Cat Kittens Ashan Ashan Thudugala

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Ashan Thudugla Sri Lanka Fishing Cat Study 2014-08

BBC Report on the Quest to Save the Fishing Cat 2014