The Feline Conservation Foundation Needs Your Help

Support the mission of feline conservation to save species from extinction.

Conservation

Conservation

The FCF furthers conservation of wild felines in awarding conservation grants to researchers. Over the past twenty years FCF has contributed to over $50,000 in grants.

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Education

Education

The FCF has developed three educational courses that teach basic captive wild feline husbandry and wildlife conservation education.

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Advocacy

Advocacy

We have partnered with a federal affairs firm in Washington, DC that has created a strategy to protect the rights of our members and support our mission on Capital Hill.

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Welcome to the Feline Conservation Foundation

The Feline Conservation Foundation is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to conserve wild felines through educational opportunities , responsible ownership and advocacy. The Feline Conservation Foundation seeks to bridge the gap between professional zoos and private institutions to strengthen the genetic diversity of felines within zoological settings. We support our members by offering resources that are current and progressive that promote optimal welfare and safety.

Whereas governments and other conservation organizations focus on preservation of the species in the wild, FCF seeks to function as insurance, encouraging breeding of those felines often not represented in zoological collections due to their special requirements. Captive management of feline genetics insures that although threatened and endangered in the wild, feline species will be preserved and, if needed, can be used for repopulation programs if later circumstances warranted.

The Feline Conservation Foundation believes individuals can, through captive breeding programs and record keeping, contribute greatly to man’s knowledge of these creatures and their preservation. We maintain the individual’s right to own and propagate these animals in accordance with sound management practices. The Feline Conservation Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of these rights and the enhancement of these efforts through education and an open exchange of ideas and information among its members.