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Saturday, October 1 • 9:30am - 10:00am
Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation
There are over 30 species of small wild cats around the world, many of which are unknown to most people. The Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation (SWCCF) strives to raise awareness and defend these rare cats from a variety of threats, such as shrinking habitat, loss of prey, and conflicts with humans, livestock, and domestic animals. Since they are often difficult to locate, little is known about many small wild cat species, which is why SWCCF’s work is so vital to their survival. SWCCF works with local partners on nearly every continent to study small wild cats, identifying and mitigating threats to save them and their habitat. They also hold conferences with other small cat researchers to broaden scientific understanding of these mysterious felines.

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Dr. Jim Sanderson

Director, Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation
Dr. Jim Sanderson has over 4 decades of experience in the conservation of small cats. He is the founder and director of the Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation (SWCCF). In 2004, Jim was the first person to capture and radio-collar an Andean cat; his images of Andean cats have also... Read More →
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Cindy Hurtado

Pampas Cat Working Group Co-Coordinator, Pampas Cat Working Group
Cindy Hurtado obtained a degree in Biology in Peru and a master's in Ecology in the United States. She started working on tropical forest and mammal research in 2012, focusing on pampas cat conservation since 2015. In that same year, she founded BioS, a Peruvian NGO focused on biodiversity... Read More →
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Alvaro Olaechea

Pampas Cat Working Group Co-Coordinator, Pampas Cat Working Group
Alvaro is a Peruvian biologist who earned his master's degree in Ecology and Conservation in Brazil. He started working on mammal research in tropical forests in 2009 while he was still an undergraduate student. In 2013, he began his path to pampas cat conservation when he discovered... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2022 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Blue Stage (Virtual)