Problem

Threatened species of Caracal caracal

Other Names:
Threatened species of Caracal
Nature:

Caracals are perceived as a threat to livestock and as a result are persecuted by farmers and nomadic herders.

Background:

The caracal, or African lynx, or desert lynx as it is commonly referred to, is distributed throughout Africa, and Asia from Turkey through northwestern India to Arabia. Displaying a large tolerance of habitat the caracal inhabits grasslands, scrubby woodlands and forested areas throughout its range.

Incidence:

The Caracal is considered as "Least Concern" by the IUCN. CITES lists the species as "Appendix 2" except for populations in Asia which are under "Appendix 1".

Broader Problems:
Threatened species of Felidae
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
10.04.2019 – 13:17 CEST