Cheetah. The Cheetah is classified as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature list & threatened on the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The Asiatic subspecies is critical. (Big Cats)
African cheetahs are Vulnerable to Endangered, with around 12,000 remaining in the wild. Meanwhile, Asiatic cheetahs are Critically Endangered with only several hundred left in the wild. To find out more about how you can help the cheetah go to www.cheetah.org/
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Asian golden cat (Pardofelis temminckii). Some countries use the name “firecat” for the animal due to its reddish-brown, and sometimes sandy-gold, coloring. Officials are unsure just how many of these creatures remain in the wild. The golden cat is thought to be under threat in much of its range from deforestation and loss of habitat and this coupled with the pressures of hunting for its pelt has led the cat to be listed in CITES Appendix 1.
Asiatic cheetahs are facing extinction due to habitat degradation and illegal poaching. Demand stronger regulations to ensure that hunting and improper gun licensing do not continue to threaten the survival of these majestic creatures.