Sustainers protect themselves, wildlife
Photo Credit: Spc,Kyoshi,Freeman
A Jungle cat, a native animal is caught in Al Asad, Iraq and released back in Feb. 4. These cats are somewhat protected in Iraq, however Nature Iraq (the NGO responsible for conserving Iraq's wildlife) urges a conservative approach. Many of homes, the wetlands, are being destroyed by development, or the cats are hunted for fur and poisoned by farmers. It does warrant listing as vulnerable or even threatened in Iraq, and possibly as a subspecies, but the challenge is that there have been no studies in Iraq for over 30 years.
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