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Cats in the IUCN Red List

In the IUCN Red List of 2015, 12 cat species are classified as Least concern, 11 as Vulnerable, 7 as Near threatened, 7 as Endangered and none as Critically endangered. However, for several cat species very few data is available and therefore it is difficult to assess their threat categories. 

Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus)

Classification of Cat Species in the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM

Species/Subspecies

Common name

Red List Category

Red List Criteria

Acinonyx jubatus

Cheetah

Vulnerable

VU 42acd, C1

Acinonyx jubatus hecki

NW African Cheetah

Critically Endangered

CR C2a(i)

Acinonyx jubatus venaticus

Asiatic Cheetah

Critically Endangered

CR D

Caracal aurata

African golden cat

Vulnerable

VU A2c + 3c

Caracal caracal

Caracal

Least Concern

LC

Catopuma badia

Borneo bay cat

Endangered

EN C1

Catopuma temminckii

Asiatic golden cat

Near Threatened

NT

Felis chaus

Jungle cat

Least Concern

LC

Felis bieti

Chinese Mountain cat

Vulnerable

VU C2a(i)

Felis margarita

Sand cat

Least Concern

LC

Felis margarita scheffeli

Pakistan sand cat

Near Threatened

NT

Felis nigripes

Black-footded cat

Vulnerable

VU C2a(i)

Felis silvestris

Wildcat

Least Concern

LC

Felis silvestris grampia

Scottish wildcat

Vulnerable 

VU A2de + 2e

Herpailurus yagouaroundi

Jaguarundi

Least Concern

LC

Herpailurus yagouaroundi cacomitli

Texas jaguarundi

Endangered

EN D

Leopardus colocolo

Pampas cat

Near Threatened

NT

Leopardus geoffroyi

Geoffroy's cat

Least Concern

LC

Leopardus guttulus

Southern tiger cat

Vulnerable 

VU C1

Leopardus guigna

Guigna

Vulnerable

VU A2abc, C2a(i)

Leopardus jacobita

Andean cat

Endangered 

EN C2a(i)

Leopardus pardalis

Ocelot

Least Concern

LC 

Leopardus pardalis albescens

Texas ocelot

Endangered

EN D

Leopardus tigrinus

Northern tiger cat

Vulnerable

VU A2c

Leopardus wiedii

Margay

Near Threatened

NT

Leptailurus serval

Serval

Least Concern

LC

Leptailurus serval constantinus

North African Serval

Endangered

EN D

Lynx lynx

Eurasian lynx

Least Concern

LC

Lynx pardinus

Iberian lynx

Endangered 

EN D

Lynx canadensis

Canada lynx

Least Concern

LC

Lynx rufus

Bobcat

Least Concern

LC

Neofelis nebulosa

Clouded leopard

Vulnerable

VU A2cd + 3cd

Neofelis diardi

Sunda clouded leopard

Vulnerable

VU C1

Otocolobus manul

Manul

Near Threatened

NT

Otocolobus manul ferrugineus

Red manul

Near Threatened

NT

Panthera leo

Lion

Vulnerable

VU A2abcd

Panthera leo (West Africa subpopulation)

Lion

Critically Endangered

CR C2a(ii)

Panthera leo persica

Asiatic lion

Endangered

EN D

Panthera onca

Jaguar

Near Threatened

NT

Panthera pardus

Leopard

Vulnerable

VU A2cd

Panthera pardus japonensis

North Chinese leopard

Endangered

EN C2a

Panthera pardus kotiya

Sri Lankan leopard

Endangered

EN C2a(i)

Panthera pardus melas

Javan leopard

Critically Endangered

CR C2a(i)

Panthera pardus nimr

Arabian leopard

Critically Endangered

CR C2a(i)

Panthera pardus oreintalis

Amur leopard

Critically Endangered

CR C2a(ii), D

Panthera pardus panthera

North African leopard

Critically Endangered

CR C2a(i)

Panthera pardus saxicolor

North Persian leopard

Endangered

EN C2a(i)

Panthera pardus tulliana

Anatolian leopard

Critically Endangered

CR C2a(i)

Panthera tigris

Tiger

Endangered

EN A2abcd, C1 

Panthera tigris altaica

Amur tiger

Endangered

EN C2a(ii), D

Panthera tigris amoyensis

South China tiger

Critically Endangered

CR D

Panthera tigris balica

Bali tiger

Extinct

EX

Panthera tigris sondaica

Javan tiger

Extinct

EX

Panthera tigris sumatrae

Sumatra tiger

Critically Endangered

CR C2a(i)

Panthera tigris virgata

Caspian tiger

Extinct

EX

Panthera uncia

Snow leopard

Endangered

EN C1

Pardofelis marmorata

Marbled cat

Near Threatened

NT

Prionailurus bengalensis

Leopard cat

Least Concern

LC

Prionailurus bengalensis irimotensis

Irimote cat

Critically Endangered

CR C2a(i)

Prionailurus planiceps

Flat-headed cat

Endangered

EN C1

Prionailurus rubiginosus

Rusty-spotted cat

Near Threatened

NT

Prionailurus viverrinus 

Fishing cat

Vulnerable

VU A2cd + 3cd + 4cd

Puma concolor

Cougar

Least Concern

LC

Puma concolor coryi

Florida panther

Critically Endangered

CR D

Puma concolor cougar

Eastern cougar

Critically Endangered

CR D