IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Sanderson, J., Sunarto, S., Wilting, A., Driscoll, C., Lorica
, R., Ross, J., Hearn, A., Mujkherjee, S., Khan, J.A., Habib, B. & Grassman, L.
Nowell, K., Breitenmoser-Wursten, C., Breitenmoser, U. (Cat Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) Contributor/s Justification
The Leopard Cat is a widespread and relatively common species (Nowell and Jackson 1996, Sunquist and Sunquist 2002), although some island subspecies are included in the Red List. Although there is a declining population trend in parts of its range due to habitat loss and hunting, the species is stable in many areas, even thriving in some altered habitats including oil palm and sugar cane plantations (IUCN Cats Red List Workshop 2007). History
Lower Risk/least concern