In Cambodia: Common; IUCN: Endangered; CITES: Appendix II
Up to 85cm
Up to 12 kg
Did you know?
In September 2015, the first pictures and footage of the fishing cat in over more than 10 years proved that this species still survives in Cambodia
Illegal poching presents a large threat to this species, and its preference for wetland habitats has led to severe population declines thought to have exceeded 50% in the last 18 years.
In Cambodia, images and footage of fishing cats have been captured in September 2015, providing the first official records for the species since 2003.
The remaining population is thought to be small and effective steps are needed to protect these reclusive cats from indiscriminate snaring and trapping and their wetland habitats from modification, encroachment, and overfishing.