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Geoffroy's cat (Leopardus geoffroyi)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 220528991

Geoffroy’s cat as a flagship species for the conservation of small Neotropical cats in the Brazilian Pampa

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 220528991) - Geoffroy's cat - Awarded $5,000 on June 16, 2022


We minimize the risk of disease transmission through vaccination/neuter campaigns of free-range domestic dogs and cats; we compensated farmers who suffered losses associated with chicken predation and developed a prototype anti-predation chicken coop; we use educational materials addressing the ecological importance of Geoffroy's cat and other sympatric species of wild cats; and in partnership with Geoffroy's Cat Working Group and Small Wild Cats Conservation Foundation, we revitalized the community skate park using wild cats as a theme and installed informational signs about each of the species.


The next steps include expanding actions to combat retaliatory killing by replicating and disseminating anti-predation chicken coops to as many farmers as possible; increase the area of "sanitary security" by carrying out more vaccination/neuter campaigns, start monitoring the dispersal and interaction of free-range domestic dogs/cats with wild cats; and include measures to mitigate another important local impact on wild cat populations: roadkill.


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