Come, support the small wild cat at ´Fishing Cat February´

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Help celebrate Fishing Cat February, a month dedicated to the water loving feline, by joining the Small Wild Cat Run 2018 on Saturday, February 17 from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. It is the first of its kind, and aims to raise awareness for our incredible small wild cats!

Rusty spotted cat. Pic by Terry Whittaker

ome, support the small wild cat
After the run, there will be four special talks, for all participants:

1)         World-renowned small cat conservationist Dr. Jim Sanderson will talk about global conservation efforts on small wild cats.

2)         Sri Lankan leopard guru Dr. Sriyanie Miththapala will present her efforts to study the jungle cat in Sri Lanka.

3)         Nepali conservationist Sagar Dahal will talk on the diversity of small wild cats in Nepal.

4)         SCAR Researchers Ashan Thudugala and Anya Ratnayaka will conduct a field workshop on camera trapping, and small cat tracking in the wild.

The event will be held at the Diyasaru Park, and tickets can be purchased online – https://scar.lk/walk – or bought at the starting line. Each ticket comes with a free t-shirt of your favourite small wild cat , and will give you access to all lectures and field sessions.

So come walk, run or prowl, and support the small wild cats of Sri Lanka!

For more information, see:https://scar.lk/walk




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