Fishing cat captured on camera

January 17, 2016

Fishing cat

The Fishing Cat in West Bengal, India, is an endangered species that is on the IUCN Red List. Tiasa Adhya, one of our FFN nominee 2016, tries to save this beautiful wild cat from extinction. The vision of her Fishing Cat Project is to iconize the Fishing Cat and highlight the conservation issues of its habitat. The result of giving the local youth a simple camera is this video from a Fishing Cat. The local community named it ‘Ghontu’, meaning ‘Cat of our Locality’.