Rare species of small cats inadequately protected

The Indian subcontinent is a hotspot for wild felines. A new study headed by Uppsala University now shows that only 6–11 per cent of the areas where three rare cat species have their habitat are protected. Lack of knowledge ...

Wildcats threatened by their domestic cousins

European wildcats, thought to be extinct 50 or so years ago in the Jura mountains, have since recolonised part of their former territory. This resurgence in an area occupied by domestic cats has gone hand-in-hand with genetic ...

Lock up your pet, it's a killing machine

We know feral cats are an enormous problem for wildlife—across Australia, feral cats collectively kill more than three billion animals per year.

Are feral cats biting off more than they can chew?

Researchers from Murdoch University have revealed that even small stray and feral cats take on large and difficult-to-handle prey. And it's posing a risk to native wildlife populations.

Extinction of ice age giants likely drove surviving animals apart

As the world grapples with an extinction crisis, our large mammals are among the most endangered. These threatened species—rhinos, pandas, tigers, polar bears and the like—greatly influence their ecosystems. So what will ...

The benefits of being different

Six different colour morphs of the elusive Asiatic golden cat have been discovered in Northeast India—with the findings being hailed as "an evolutionary puzzle—as the world's greatest number of different coloured wild ...

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