Save Fishing Cats Conservation Project
DescriptionThe Save fishing Cat Conservation Project (SFCCP) began in 2013, while Primary Investigator - Ashan Thudugala - was studying for his bachelor degree in University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. The project is strongly associated in fishing cat threat reduction through community based conservation. The project works closely with local communities in central and northern central Sri Lanka while monitoring the human –wild cat conflict and threats for fishing cats. As a primary solution for the road kill problems in central hills, road signs and information boards were erected in crucial road kill areas, with the support from relevant government authorities, and the team hopes to establish more signs throughout the country. The project has also built enclosures for permanently damaged small wild cats and plans to develop them in to rehabilitation centres which will tend to these cat species. Moreover numerous workshops and awareness programs targeting school children’s have been organised throughout the projects study areas, as well as an annual Fishing Cat Youth Camp Training Programs which was initiated in 2014.