IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group

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Overview and description

Description:
The high degree of specialization that the cats have acquired during their evolution makes them vulnerable to environmental changes; 45 % of the 38 cat species are threatened. The IUCN SSC Cat ...
The high degree of specialization that the cats have acquired during their evolution makes them vulnerable to environmental changes; 45 % of the 38 cat species are threatened. The IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group (CSG) promotes the long - term conservation of the wild living cat species and their habitats by means of continuous monitoring and assessment, information - sharing, identification of conservation priorities and facilitation/delivery of these priority actions through collaborative conservation work.

Group leadership

Dr Christine BREITENMOSER-WÜRSTEN

Co-Chair

Dr Urs BREITENMOSER

Co-Chair

I am a carnivore ecologist and former senior scientist at the University of Bern and the former director of the Foundation KORA – Carnivore Ecology and Wildlife Management. I have been involved in ...

I am a carnivore ecologist and former senior scientist at the University of Bern and the former director of the Foundation KORA – Carnivore Ecology and Wildlife Management. I have been involved in research projects on carnivore ecology for 40 years and have supervised projects in the frame of the Swiss carnivore projects. My main field of interest is the reintroduction of Eurasian lynx and the re-integration of large carnivores into human dominated landscapes.

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group
Associated Commissions: