Strategies & Action Plans

The aim of a Species Conservation Strategy is to secure the long-term survival of a cat taxon (species or subspecies) in form of a viable meta-population in its entire range or in a certain region. A species conservation strategy consists of two documents: 

  • the Regional Conservation Strategy (RCS) providing guidance of the range-wide conservation of a cat species or subspecies;
  • the National Action Plan (NAP) describing conservation measures to be implemented on a national or local scale. 

Action plans are tools for the implementation of conservation actions and define, for a certain state, province or country, which actions will be taken for the conservation of a cat species, based on the information from the Status Report and the Regional Conservation Strategy