Golden Cat of the Cardamom’s

The Asiatic Golden Cat Catopuma temminckii is one of seven species of wild cat found in Cambodia and may be one of the rarest. There are few recent records from the Kingdom of this IUCN Near-Threatened species whose global populations are impacted by habitat loss and poaching. In October 2014, Wildlife Alliance confiscated two golden cat skins destined for the international market from a Chinese trader in Phnom Penh. This photo and video, from a remote corner of the Cardamom Mountains, happily show a living Golden Cat in its natural habitat. Wildlife Alliance is working to ensure effective law enforcement protects this species and all the biodiversity of its mountain home.