ABOUT SCAR

PROTECTING AND CONSERVING SRI LANKA’S SMALL WILD CAT SPECIES AND THEIR HABITATS, THROUGH CONSERVATION AND RESEARCH.

Established in 2017, Small Cat Advocacy and Research (SCAR) is a non-profit organisation dedicated towards the protection of Sri Lanka's poorly understood small wild cats. Our focus is to gain a better understanding of the three species through conservation and research, and use the knowledge gained to conserve the species throughout the island by working closely with communities, stakeholders and government bodies. By spreading awareness on the three species, we also hope to teach the general public that these lesser known species are just as important as their larger cousins.

MEET OUR SMALL WILD CATS

Sri Lanka is home to three of the world’s 33 species of small wild cats. From a species that swims after its dinner, to the smallest species in the world!

Fishing Cat

The largest of the three species, fishing cats are exceptional anglers.

Jungle Cat

The tallest of the three species, the jungle cat is often know as the “jackal of the cat family”.

Rusty-spotted Cat

Despite being the smallest species in the world, the rusty-spotted cats’ attitude is definitely the largest.

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND SCAR

SCAR is made up of a group of conservationists and wildlife advocates, who are dedicated towards to ensuring the continued survival of Sri Lanka’s small wild cats.

Our Team

Made up of local conservationists, our team works tirelessly to protect and conserve Sri Lanka’s small wildcats.

Our Board

The SCAR Board of Directors is made up of international and national conservationists and wildlife advocates.

Partners

The national and international organisations working with us to conserve Sri Lanka's small wild cats

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HOW CAN
YOU HELP?

There are many ways in which you can help us reach our conservation goals

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