Threatened species of Prionailurus rubiginosus

Other Names:
Threatened species of Rusty-spotted cat

Deforestation and the spread of cultivation are thought to be the principle threats to the rusty spotted cat. Hybridization with domestic cats may also be a threat.


Prionailurus rubiginosus is considered as "Near Threatened" by the IUCN. CITES lists the species as "Appendix 1" for the Indian Population and "Appendix 2" for the Sri Lankan Population.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.09.2020 – 00:52 CEST