Earth's Protectors are in Danger

Protecting felidae and preventing their extinction should be a top priority.

Extinction of felidae

Most well-known of all the tigers. Over the last 30 years, the world’s tiger population has seen a 50 percent decline. Their population is declining quickly. The major threat to tigers around the world, including Bengal tigers, is poaching and illegal killing. Today, the population has dwindled to around 2,200, isolated in ever-shrinking habitats.
One of the world’s least-known and most endangered wild cats, the bay cat. The Bay Cat is found only on the island of Borneo and is an endangered species with less than 1100 mature animals left in the world.
The flat-headed cat Prionailurus planiceps is one of the world’s rarest small cat species. The total population size of Flat-headed cats is fewer than 1,200 mature individuals. This species’ numbers are decreasing. The possibility exists that they will disappear before we have a chance to ensure their survival.
The Arabian Leopard is the smallest member of the leopard family. It is all but extinct in the wild with less than 200 mature individuals. The numbers are declining with a tendency towards extinction.
The Andean cat is one of the rarest and least-known cats in the world. Andean mountain cat is the most threatened wild cat in the Americas. With less than 1,200 adult cats remaining in the wild.
Only a dozen Asiatic cheetahs are left in the wild in Iran, the situation for the highly endangered species as “extremely critical.” There is no international support for the conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah. There is no funding.
These incredible animals have adapted to the temperate forests of the Far East. The entire world population of the Amur leopard is about 40 - 50 individuals. Poachers can sell Amur leopards for prices between $500 and $1,000.
The Iberian lynx remains the most endangered feline in the world.
The Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas) is an endemic species to Java and currently classified as critically endangered, since there are possibly even fewer than 100 individuals left in the wild. There is currently no international support for the conservation of the species. There is no funding.
Among the members of the big cat family the snow leopard is the only permanent inhabitant of the Central Asia highlands. The snow leopard is adapted to living in harsh climatic conditions. Exact numbers are unknown, but there may be less than 2,500.
Lion, one of the world’s best known and most charismatic species are on the brink of extinction. Wildlife in the nature conservation areas is very depleted from years of unchecked poaching.
The Amur tiger is one of the largest land predators on our planet. The only one of its relatives who mastered life in the snow. Sadly, the Amur tiger under threat of extinction for many decades. Estimated numbers left: approximately 400.
In the provinces of South China, there once roamed a unique subspecies of tiger. But, unfortunately, you will no longer find one of these tigers in the wild. The South China Tiger is the world’s most endangered tiger.
Indonesia’s last tiger. Fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers are estimated to remain in the wild. They are the only tiger species now found in Indonesia after the Balinese and Javanese tigers were pushed to extinction in the 1900s.
The Iriomote cat is a critically endangered small wild cat. It is a subspecies of the leopard cat that can only be found on the Japanese island of Iriomote. There are less than 110 Iriomote cats still living in the wild.

According to the most recent data, the extinction rate of 50 thousand species per year was recorded. More than 100 species of living things go extinct forever every day. This is a record in the history of planet Earth.

Tragic fact. The illegal trade in wildlife parts is worth billions of dollars annually and is the third most profitable trade on the black market after drugs and weapons.

Tragic fact. Wildlife in the nature conservation areas is very depleted from years of unchecked poaching.

Felidae is a family of mammals in the order Carnivora, colloquially referred to as cats. A member of this family is called a felid.

The family Felidae consists of at least 36 wild cat species. These felids are morphologically similar with rounded, flat faces, facial whiskers, large eyes, and large ears. They have the widest range of body sizes of all living carnivore families, weighing 1 kilogram (kg) to 300 kg. They occupy diverse habitats and are distributed naturally throughout the world except Antarctica and Australia, where they have been introduced by humans.

Felidae comprises two extant subfamilies, the Pantherinae and the Felinae. The former includes the five Panthera species tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, and snow leopard, as well as the two Neofelis species clouded leopard and Sunda clouded leopard. The subfamily Felinae includes 12 genera and 34 species, such as the bobcat, caracal, cheetah, cougar, ocelot, and common domestic cat.

Felids are the most mystical animals that have ever lived on Earth. Many legends and beliefs are associated with cats. The cats were different from all other animals. Here are just a few examples below.

According to ancient beliefs, the Lion is the king of animals.

The snow leopard is called the lord of the snowy mountains, the ghost of the mountains, and even called as God's pet.

According to Chinese myths, five types of tigers balance the energy of the universe, holding us back from tipping into chaos.

The cheetah is the fastest land animal, it is called the king of speed and the champion of running.

According to Islamic canons, a cat (domestic cat) is the only animal allowed to be in a mosque. Also, an ancient expression says that the one who does not contain a cat contains mice.

Felids are the only living creatures on Earth that have the ability to protect space-time from otherworldly dark evil forces.

Saving felidae family is critical to the protection of our planet and the natural balance of our ecosystem.