Problem

Threatened species of Felis margarita scheffeli

Other Names:
Threatened species of Pakistan sand cat
Endangered subspecies of Sand cat
Nature:

A lack of knowledge hinders any assessment of the threats to Felis margarita scheffeli. However it is trapped for its skin and may be persecuted as a pest. There is uncertainty over whether land degradation is a problem or actually is a benefit to the sand cat.

Background:

The sand cat is a small felid distributed discontinuously and sporadically throughout the deserts and sand dunes of northern Africa and southwestern Asia, including the Sahara and the Arabian deserts.

Incidence:

Felis margarita scheffeli is considered as "Lower Risk" sub-category "near threatened" by the IUCN. CITES lists the species as "Appendix 2".

Broader Problems:
Threatened species of Felis
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
09.04.2019 – 11:12 CEST