The search for the Javan fishing cat

The Javan fishing cat is perhaps the rarest cat in the world. The last survey of the species was conducted in the early 1990s, and this led to its designation as “critically endangered.” Since then, the habitat which the Javan fishing cat depends upon has been developed, and today, the fate of the species remains largely unknown. S.P.E.C.I.E.S plans to conduct the first assessment of the status of the Javan fishing cat to lay the foundations for much needed conservation of this unique small cat.

Read media coverage of the hunt for the Javan fishing cat in New Scientist, EarthTouchNews and Mongabay.