2016 Red List of Mammals of South Africa – Felidae

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The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and the South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) have been busy since 2012 preparing the Red List of Mammals of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, last published in 2004.

Here is an extract adapted from the 2016 published list for the seven species of the wild cat family (Felidae) that occur in South Africa:

2016 Red List of Mammals of SA - Felidae
2016 Red List of Mammals of South Africa – Felidae

The individual assessments for Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are available on the EWT 2016 SA Mammal Red List page. Other species assessments will be released in due course.

Assessments Updated:

Intro and Methods (10Mb)

Small cats

African Caracal – LC Least Concern

African Serval – NT Near Threatened

African Wildcat – LC Least Concern

Black-footed Cat – VU Vulnerable

Big cats

African Lion – LC Least Concern

African Leopard – VU Vulnerable

African Cheetah – VU Vulnerable

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