Project Funding

Black-footed Cat Research: Dr. Alex Sliwa


Dr. Sliwa conducted the first-ever study on the this small cat from South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. Alex completed over 6000 hours of study near Kimberley, So. Africa. The black-footed cat is considered one of the smallest cats in the world at 2.5 – 5 lbs. Alex was the first recipient of Project Survival’s “Coins for Cats” program. Cardan School in Fresno gave $500 in 2012

Carnivore research in Brazil (Jaguar): Dr. Ronaldo Morato


Dr. Morato is one of the leading experts in the world, working with jaguars. He is the first person to produce embryos from wild jaguar semen. This work becomes important if we are going to be able to reintroduce captive cat genes back into wild populations. Dr. Morato and his wife Dr. Rose Gasparini work for an organization call Pro-Carnivoros, that helps sets policies for all carnivores in the country of Brazil. Pro- Carnivoros

Costa Rica Conservation


Panama Conservation


Project Survival is excited to begin working with Yaguara Panama and Ricardo Moreno. Ricardo is trying to capture and radio collar the 1st jaguar in Panama. Understanding the carnivores of Panama becomes a key element of Central America ecology.

Carnivore Ecology Study in Thailand: Lon Grassman


Lon Grassman is conducting pioneer research in the study of small cats in Thailand. He has collared, and is tracking, golden cats, clouded leopards, marbled cats and leopard cats. Lon is the first person to have success tracking and learning about these elusive cats.

Snow Leopard Conservancy: Dr. Rod Jackson & Darla Hillard


Dr. Jackson was the first person to radio collar and track snow leopards in the early 1970’s. He is considered the premier expert in the world in snow leopard research. Both Rod and Darla work in a very practical way to address the problems snow leopards face with humans. By working to solve conflicts between people and snow leopards, the snow leopards have a far better chance of survival. Snow Leopard Conservancy

Cheetah Conservation Botswana


If you are familiar with cheetahs, most people have heard of the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. Very few cheetah projects are being conducted outside the realm of the good work done in Namibia. CHEETAH CONSERVATION BOTSWANA aims to preserve the nation’s cheetah population through scientific research, community outreach and education, working with rural communities to promote coexistence with Botswana’s rich diversity of predator species.

Wana Duma Children’s Project


Believing that an education holds the key to a healthy adulthood; the Wana Duma Children’s Project is dedicated to removing barriers that children in Kenya and elsewhere in the world encounter which impede their access to education.

Fishing Cat Conservancy


The mission of Fishing Cat Conservancy is to promote the long-term survival of fishing cats in the wild through public awareness and education, community-based conservation, and mitigation of human-wild cat conflicts throughout their range.

Small Cat Conservation Alliance


Small Wild Cat Conservation Foundation (SWCCF) works with partners and organizations around the world reducing and mitigating threats to small wild cats.  SWCCF raises awareness of small wild cats and calls attention to the threats they face.

International Snow Leopard Trust


Project Survival became a Conservation Partner with the ISLT in the year 2000. The ISLT was the first conservation organization formed to help deal with the plight of the snow leopard. For more information go to the International Snow Leopard Trust web page.

De Wildt Cheetah Conservation Center


De Wildt works to conserve, breed and wherever possible, reintroduce indigoes endangered species back to their natural habit. To educate the younger generation to recognize and appreciate the flora and fauna of their country and to value their natural heritage. De Wildt Cheetah Conservation Center

Action for Cheetah in Kenya


ACK aims to promote the conservation of cheetahs through research, awareness and community participation in Kenya. ACK works closely with local wildlife authorities and landholders to develop policies and programes that support wildlife conservation and human livelihoods for the long-term development of sustainable human and wildlife zones. Ronald Reagan Elem school in Chowchilla gave $500 in 2012

Soysambu Conservancy


Soysambu works to sustain wildlife species, indigenous livestock and habitat; supports local conservation initiatives; facilitates neighboring development and educates the community in the value of flora and fauna in order to preserve the Rift Valley Ecosystem for future generations.

The Cheetah Center at Soysambu


The Cheetah Center at Soysambu is dedicated to the conservation of all animals but will focus on the Cheetah. Cheetahs are a flag species that generate a great deal of attention. The flag species status can be used to educate people from all over the world about the importance of Kenyan wildlife. Cheetah populations have been declining for years due to habitat loss and poaching. Reversing the downward trend will take an effort from many different organizations and people. The Cheetah Center at Soysambu will work to educate people about the plight of the cheetah through education programs both at the Cheetah Center and also off-site programs. These programs will include cheetah encounters, school presentations and fund raising opportunities to aid the Soysambu Conservancy and Cheetah Conservation in Kenya.

Mara Meru Cheetah Project


aims to secure habitats for the long-term survival of cheetahs and their ecosystems through multi-disciplined and integrated scientific research, community outreach and education programs.

Paraguay Projects


Several projects come up from time to time in Paraguay because of the working relationship we have with different people in that country. When the CITES office was burglarized, we were asked if we could help with the purchase of a new computer. Our work in the Chaco is a ongoing project and money has been set aside to study the cats of that region. See information on “Cats of the Chaco 2000″

Carnivore Ecology Study in Central Thailand Sean Austin


Sean Austin was the first person to capture and radio collar a clouded leopard. He is back in the United States compiling his data and publishing his work. Sean needed help with publication costs and other items crucial to completing this aspect of his fieldwork.

Clouded Leopard Project


The Clouded Leopard Project is dedicated to the conservation of clouded leopards and their habitat by supporting field research, implementing education initiatives in range countries, and bringing global awareness to clouded leopard conservation issues.

College Scholarship


Project Survival has always thought it important to help young people in the pursuit of an education. Through different educational events, collage scholarships are given to young people that participate. The student does not have to major in Biology or an animal-related field to receive the scholarship. We want young people to take a desire to help wild cats into any field they choose to study.

Asuncion Zoo in Paraguay


It has been our hope to help improve the conditions at the Zoo in Asuncion. The people at the Zoo are wonderful, but lack the resources to improve the current situation. The money was raised to build a new cat enclosure for their jaguars.

Amba Anti Poaching Team in Far East Russia


These men are former Russian soldiers, out on the front lines protecting the Amur leopard and Amur tiger. The Tigris Foundation, located in the Netherlands, is the organization that coordinates funding for these efforts and has worked very hard to protect these amazing cats. For more information go to the Tigris Foundationweb page.

Asiatic Cheetah Iran


We know of only one captive Asiatic Cheetah and she is found in Iran. This project was brought to our attention through our friends at Wild About Cats who have been supporting this project for some time. The money was used to help in construction of a new enclosure for this cat.

The Border Cats Working Group


BWG is concerned with all bordercats, but currently the group is focused on improving the long-term health and recovery of three endangered species, the jaguar, jaguarundi, and ocelot in the border regions of the USA, including areas in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and adjacent Mexican states of Coahuila, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, and Tamaulipas. Bordercats Working Group

Current as of February 18, 2017