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World Heritage sites home to endangered big cats

WORLD HERITAGE SITES HOME TO MOST OF THE CAT SPECIES OF THE WORLD Of the 36 remaining cat species, 35 of them call at least one world heritage site home. WORLD HERITAGE SITES ARE AMONG THE SAFEST REFUGES FOR THE WORLD'S REMAINING CAT SPECIES - LET'S BE SURE WE DON'T LOSE ANY MORE OF THEM. World Heritage and cat conservation facts: LARGEST TIGER (Panthera tigris) There are nine tiger subspecies though the species as a whole is listed as endangered in the iucn redlist, the smallest of the subspe- cies, the sumatran subspecies is listed as critically endangered. it survives mostly in the tropical rainforest heritage of sumatra world heritage site (indonesia), Population estimates: 3,200 RUSSIAN FEDERATION Central Skhote-Ain, Russia Chitwan National Kazinranga National Manas Widife CHINA Mount Wuyi NEPAL INDIA Three Paralel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas SANGLADESH Sundarbans Notional ParkThe Sundorbano. THAILAND VIETANha-Ke Bang National Park CR Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Widife Sanctuary Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai KRACSmplex CTITICALY ENDANGERED SUMATRAN TIGER Westem Ghats Tropical Ranforest Heritage of Sumatra INDONESIA A BAND OF BROTHERS THAT CANNOT SAVE THEMSELVES EN EN EN EN AMUR TIGER CR CR NDIAN TIGER MALAYAN TIGER NDOCHINESE TIGER EX EX EX SUMATRAN TIGER SOUTH CHINA TIGER (Not seen in 40 years.) BALU TIGER JAVAN TIGER CASPAN TIGER THE MOST ELUSIVE EN SNOW LEOPARD (Panthera uncial) THE MOST ENDANGERED IBERIAN LYNX (Lynx pardinus) This iconic cat is found in several Worid Heritage sites through Central and East Asia into Siberia. ENDANGERED Monu and Huscaran National Parks, and Hstoric Sanctuary of Machu Piochu Penu The suspected global population of this very elusive cat is no more than 2,500 RUSSIAN FEDERATION Dohana Ntional Prk Spin The berian yrx is considered isted as critically endangered on UCN Redist. An estimated 200 aduts survive of them in this WH site. Main Threats Prey scarcity - the berian lyrx feeds mostly on rabbits, and thece have been Goken Mourts Us Nu Bin MONGOLIA disappearing due to dioease and PORTUGAL Cont Soo n overhunting. Habitat loss is a SPAIN Schan Gant Pndi Fesorves Nindi Dovi and Viy of Flowrs Norel Prs contributing factor. Dorara Nitor Prk Throo Pr Fors of Population estimates: Population estimates: CR INDIA 2,500 200 CTICALLY ENDANGERED A SNOW LEOPARD CAN JUMP AS FAR As 15 METERS 50 m) THE MOST WIDESPREAD IN WH SITES LEOPARD (Panthera pardus) 48 sites. Though hard to spot in the wikd it los to hide, the LARGEST RANGE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE looperd is widesproad and PEkatively common in many Alrican Workd Heritage stes COUGAR (Puma concolor) Estimatod population: Thoir total population is estmatod to be a tew hundrods of thousands, though some sbspecies srvM in very smal Reportod in 34 Worid Horitage sites n the Americas, from Naharni National Park in Canada's Northwest Territorios, to Porinsa Visides in Argentna LC Total population is estimated in the tens of housands numbers only. For oomple, the Amr loopard popultion is estimated at no more than 35. LEAST CONCERN AMUR LEOPARD CR population is esti mated at CTITCALLY ENDANGERED 35 THE CUTEST ANDEAN CAT (Leopardus jacobita) CR EN ARABIAN LEOPARD AFRICAN LEOPARD 200 (+50,000 Main threats: Habitat CTITCALLY ENDANGERED loss from extensive ENDANGERED mining, recource extraction for fuel and cattie grazing Nor Pr MiruNtonal Park BORNEO CAT PERU Htoc Sancuiry of Michu Pochu (Catopuma badia) Knabalu and Gunung MA National Parkos, Malaysia Theoe sites are on the island of Borneo, where this large dusky cat survives in numbers estimated to be as low as 2,500 mature individuale. Population estimates: 2,000 Population estimates: EN 2,500 FISHING CAT (Prionailurus viverrinus) 8 sites in Bargadesh, nda, ndonesin, Nepal and Sri Larka An expert at catching fish, this rare cat is at risk from water polution and habitat loss. ENDANGERED SMALLEST GUIÑA (Leopardus guigna) Knstu Natorl P QururgMa INDONESIA Nonl Park Singpoe TropoN emse het nt MALAYS ARGENTINA EN VU Lo ros Nonal Park FLAT HEADED CAT VULNERABLE ENDANGERED (Prionailurus planiceps) Tropical Rainforest Hentage of Sumatra Population estimates: ndonesia) Has suffered from the massive Los Glaciares National Park, Argentna Smaller than the average house cat, Iving in dispersed areas in central and southerm Chile and marginally in adjoining areas of Argentina. 2,000 EN dectruction of tropical lowland forests and coastal mangroves. ENDANGERED THE BIGGEST TEETH MUNDIAL The most recent cat species to have become extinct was the PATRIMONI ШЕН giant sabre-toothed smilodon. It survived for 2.5 milion years in the Americas, becoming extinct only 10,000 years ago. At 400kg, it would have been the largest cat of all. HERITAGE "PATRIMOINE EX United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Convention EXINCI "Orly the biack footed ct, whose range is in southwestom atica, is absent trom wons hertage sito species cords. Credits: UCN SPECIES SURVMAL COMMSSION CAT SPECIALIST GROUP, ARTWORK FOR MANY CATS IS NSPRED FROM PICTURES FOUND ON ARKME.ORG Infographic: GULLERMO MUNRO- memuco- - memuco.her

World Heritage sites home to endangered big cats

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