Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)
Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 162513481
Conservation of a newly recorded population of fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) at Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary, south west Cambodia.
The project will implement conservation actions for the Fishing Cat, other species within this unique mangrove ecosystem and contribute to the body of knowledge on this fascinating cat.
To meet our objectives, we are combining ecological and social approaches in order to characterise the new population in PKWS, develop human-Fishing Cat conflict mitigation strategies and if appropriate, alternative livelihood options and ecosystem enhancement actions.
1. To estimate the number of Fishing Cats, their habitat use and the population status in PKWS through camera-trapping and radio-collaring in future stages.
2. To identify threats to preservation of Fishing Cats in PKWS using social data, to be collected through interviews and workshops with community members and all relevant stakeholders. Awareness raising actions will be designed based on the information gathered.
3. To research and put in place human-Fishing Cat conflict prevention and mitigation measures.
4.To collaborate with PKWS authorities, NGOs and local communities to create an integrated wildlife conservation program for the area based upon whole project results.
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Project 162513481 location - Cambodia, Asia