Stunning image of a Pallas’s cat captured in the snowy mountains of Tibet photographed by Vincent Munier. Pallas’s cat kittens captured on Snow leopard trust camera traps in the Zoolon Mountains, Mongolia. This Snow leopard trust image is one of few that has helped confirm the Pallas’s cat presence in Kyrgyzstan. Captive Pallas’s cats give zoo visitors a chance to engage with zoological collections across the world that currently support PICA. PICA meeting in Sweden, 2018 Kyrgyzstan field trip Project partners
OUR MISSION
Of the 41 cat species 34 are considered “small cats”, many of which are threatened and lacking in knowledge and conservation action – the Pallas’s cat is no exception. In order to improve our understanding of the species and at the same time enhance the global conservation efforts, the Pallas’s cat International Conservation Alliance (PICA) was established.

 

Currently our main focus is to advance conservation action for the Pallas’s cat and to build capacity through implementation of the Pallas’s Cat Conservation Strategy and by supporting the global network of the Pallas’s Cat Working Group.
CAPACITY BUILDING

Support the activities of the Pallas’s Cat Working Group and its members as a global alliance for the conservation of the Pallas’s cat

CONSERVATION

Initiate and support urgent conservation actions highlighted in the Pallas’s cat Conservation Strategy

AWARENESS

Raise global awareness to help support conservation efforts for the Pallas’s cat and develop a funding mechanism for Pallas’s cat projects to support long-term sustainability

STRATEGIES

Work towards the inclusion of the Pallas’s cat Conservation Strategy in regional and national management plans

Conservation
and
Research

A major challenge for small cat conservation is establishing effective conservation strategies for species we know little about. Although field studies with Pallas’s cats have increased over recent years we are still in a position where we know very little about the species’ ecology, behaviour and in some areas even its true distribution. PICA has, for this reason, created four key areas of focus so that targeted action can take place over multiple fronts.

Capacity Building
Strategic Planning

Education

Research

Field
Projects

Meet the Team
Emma
Emma Nygren
PICA Project Manager Head of Conservation Programmes
David
David Barclay
PICA Coordinator Ex-situ Conservation Manager
Dr Helen Senn
Dr Helen Senn
Head of Conservation and Science Programmes
Gustaf
Gustaf Samelius
PICA coordinator Assistant Director of Science
Katarzyna Ruta
PICA coordinator Conservation Project Officer