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Chinese mountain cat (Felis bieti)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 210527262

Reduce the threat of road killing to the Chinese mountain cat (Felis bieti)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 210527262) - Chinese mountain cat  - Awarded $5,000 on December 22, 2021

The project is aim at reducing road killing of the Chinese mountain cat. The overall objectives are as follows: 1) We will first monitor the habitat use of Chinese mountain cats in the study area. We will identify the characteristics of road segments that are frequently used by the cats to cross . 2) We will collect kill sites of Chinese mountain cats, and determine the key factors contributing to the road killing events. 3) On the basis of above, we will predict the most commonly used path when they move between different types of habitats, and map out the hotspots of road-crossing probability as the priority areas for conservation management. 4) We will collaborate with local agencies to set up publicity signs and speed bumps in the area where Chinese mountain cats are most commonly used to cross the highway, to reduce the speed of vehicles entering key habitats. Meanwhile, we will design, produce and spread brochures of Chinese mountain cat to local residents and drivers at highway service areas, to raise their awareness of this unique cat species and the importance of protection against road killing threats.

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