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17 December

Tiasa Adhya reports from West Bengal:

Fishing Cat Protection Committee members rescued this Fishing Cat cub. The night before, its mother ate up a hen. The owner tried to chase away the cat and instead caught this little one. He tied up its legs and hung it upside down and would have beaten it to death. But news reached our committee members, and they rushed to the spot to rescue the cub.

This picture was taken prior to its release.

29 November

Article Fighting for Fishing Cats published by the Bangkok Post.

28 November

Article Cat in Water published by

23 November

Jim Sanderson, Anton Ario and Made Wedana received a $10K grant from The Tapeats Fund to look for Fishing Cats in East Java.

14 to 16 September

Tiasa Adhya will give a presentation about Conservation threats to the Fishing Cat in the Student's Conference on Conservation Science. The conference will take place in the JN TATA Auditorium of the Indian Institue of Statistical Science in Bangalore, India.


20 June

Two Fishing Cats were camera trapped in March 2011 at Lothian Island Wildlife Sanctuary in the Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve.

See distribution map for exact location. Photo by courtesy of WWF India-SBR

18 June

This Fishing Cat was camera trapped on 27 April 2011 at 1:24 AM in Kaziranga Karbi Anglong Landscape, north-eastern India.

See distribution map for exact location. Photo by courtesy of WWF India / KKL

31 May

Namfon Cutter has received a generous grant from Panthera's Small Cat Action Fund to continue her work in Thailand. CONGRATULATIONS, Namfon !!

Namfon wrote:

This will hopefully encourage more people to support the Fishing Cat Working Group. Ruj and my assistant were very excited to hear about it as well. This should help us carry out some work in the new area while keeping an eye on the current site.

22 April

Manori Gunawardena reports:

Two Fishing Cat cub kittens were brought into the Department of Wildlife from the Central Hills tea plantation area earlier this week. The biggest threat in Sri Lanka is habitat loss in urban wetlands. There is some retaliatory killings for poultry and livestock (goats) losses.