Threatened species of Prionailurus planiceps

Other Names:
Threatened species of Flat-headed cat

Water pollution, especially by oil, organochlorines and heavy metals associated with agricultural run-off and logging activities, poses a serious threat to the flat-headed cat through contamination of its prey. This is a major problem throughout much of the flat- headed cat's range. In addition, waterways are often the areas first cleared by people as settlement expands into the forested areas.


The flat-headed cat is seldom encountered and is believed to be rare.

Prionailurus planiceps is considered as "Vulnerable" by the IUCN. CITES lists the species as "Appendix 1".

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