CONNECTING EX-SITU AND
IN-SITU CONSERVATION: THE “ONE PLAN APPROACH”
A key focus of PICA is to develop and strengthen conservation and research activities across range countries where Pallas’s cats live in the wild and where action is needed most.
Zoological institutions that exhibit Pallas’s cats, and are part of international breeding programmes, play an important role in supporting these efforts and in doing so contribute to the “One Plan Approach” adopted by PICA. PICA has been supported by many global zoos from Europe, North America and Japan which has directly benefited field research teams working across the Pallas’s cat range. Zoo’s have the ability to increase conservation efforts by a range of other activities.
- Education & awareness
- Long term insurance of captive populations
- Research on behaviours, activity & pathogens
- Fundraising to support field projects
- Raising the global profile
- Capacity building to support long-term conservation