Culverts are being constructed to preserve Taiwan's endangered leopard cat
population and the initiative seems to be working.
While the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists the Visayan leopard cat
as 'vulnerable' as of June 30, 2008, Dr.
'The forest are also home for a variety of wildlife such as elephant, tiger, leopard cat
, sun bear and deer.
ISLAMABAD -- The Punjab and Islamabad wildlife departments carried out a joint operation that saved a rare leopard cat
that was being sold on the black market for Rs45,000 and arrested two poachers.
Islamabad: When the young and digitally-savvy staff members of Islamabad wildlife organisation found an online advertisement of a rare leopard cat
, they immediately alerted their managers and began a crackdown against online illegal wildlife trade in Islamabad and twin city of Rawalpindi.
And, while the Asian Leopard Cat
that it refers to is not strictly a "big cat", it's nonetheless larger than the average domestic moggie.
Some rare species found here include Marco, Polo sheep, ibex, markhor, blue sheep, lynx, snow leopard, leopard cat
, brown and black bears, fox, wolf, marmot, chakor and ram chakor and golden eagle.
Furthermore, records of the Leopard Cat
(Prionailurus bengalensis), Mountain Weasel (Mustela altaica), Hyaena (Hyaena hyaena) and Common Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) from Chandragiri, Shey Phoksundo National Park, Dang and Rara National Park, respectively, were new to our national distribution records.
Bengals are an intelligent and active domestic breed, developed to look like exotic jungle cats and boast distant links to the Asian leopard cat
. They are known for being especially vocal and friendly.
Conducted by researchers Dr Ali Nawaz and his team, saw the Barking Deer, the common leopard, grey wolf, leopard cat
, golden jackal, Mongoose, the Indian civet, jungle cat, porcupines, and Wild Boars in abundant quantity in the natural park.
These have been dated as being 47,000 to 16,500 years old; and (d) Palawan has flora and fauna not found elsewhere, including species and subspecies of hornbill, peacock peasant, bearcat, leopard cat
, flying squirrel, pangolin, etc.
Other mammalian elements recorded in the park include Himalayan brown bear (Ursus arctos Linnaeus, 1758), Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus Cuvier, 1823), leopard (Panthera pardus Linnaeus, 1758), red fox (Vulpes vulpes Linnaeus, 1758), Kashmir musk deer (Moschus cupreus Grubb, 1982), Himalayan serow (Capricornis thar Hodgson, 1831), Kashmir gray langur (Semnopithecus ajax Pocock, 1928), wild pig (Sus scrofa Linnaeus, 1758), yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula Boddaert, 1785), jungle cat (Felis chaus Schreber, 1777), leopard cat
(Prionailurus bengalensis Kerr, 1792) and Indian porcupine (Hystrix indica Kerr, 1792).