Fishing Cat: Secret Keeper of the Mangrove Forest

Hidden deep in the mangrove thickets of Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, is the elusive, nocturnal fishing cat — one that knows the secrets of land and water.
Film by: Pooja Gupta
Film by: Pooja Gupta

Watch this video on the relatively unknown, elusive, and utterly beautiful, fishing cat. Also, read Anita Rao Kashi’s story on tracking the fishing cat in Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary.

How do you photograph a species that is so hard to spot? See this photo story for rare photographs, and a closer look at its behaviour. Due to intensifying habitat loss, the elusive feline is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Read about ongoing conservation efforts, including a project that involves children.

And, discover facts, the habitats it occupies, threats it faces, and its IUCN status in this infographic.

 

Pooja Gupta
Pooja Gupta

is a multimedia science communicator with an interest in wildlife conservation. She works with a range of experts, biologists, researchers, and environmental organisations to create a positive impact


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