Conservation

Fernando Vidal Chile

Fernando Vidal Chile

Fernando Vidal has dedicated the past 24 years to rescuing and protecting Chile’s endangered native wildlife. In 2000, Fernando and his wife, both former airline employees, used their life savings to purchase land and establish a reserve for animals in need. Their primary focus has been on threatened species like pumas, guiñas, pudus (the world’s smallest deer), and huemuls.

José Daniel Ramírez Fernández

José Daniel Ramírez Fernández

Jose Ramirez Fernandez is a passionate conservationist working tirelessly to protect small wild cat species in the dense forests and rugged mountains of Costa Rica. As a native Costa Rican who is an expert in rodent biology, Jose brings a unique perspective and skill set to his mission of saving animals like the elusive oncilla, powerful ocelot, and the newly discovered clouded tiger cat.

Mariam Weston

Mariam Weston

In the lush landscapes of Mexico, where the whispers of the wild carry stories of majesty and survival, stands a hero whose dedication to conservation is as profound as the roots of the ancient trees. Mariam Weston, leading the Ocelot Working Group under the mentorship of Dr. Jim Sanderson, embodies the spirit of hope for the region’s most elusive inhabitants: the Jaguar, Ocelot, Puma, Bobcat, Margay, and Jaguarundi.

Dr Cindy Hurtado

Dr Cindy Hurtado

Dr. Hurtado’s unwavering commitment to the conservation of endangered cats is evident in her tireless efforts to protect the Pampas Cat and the Andean Mountain Cat from the brink of extinction. Each day, she wakes up with a singular purpose: to ensure that these elusive and precious animals continue to thrive in their natural habitats.

Clouded Leopard Cub and Mother

Clouded Leopard Cub and Mother

We are thrilled to share an update on the conservation efforts your generous donations are helping to fund. Our commitment to protecting the majestic wild cats in their natural habitats has led to significant advancements in our projects. While we cannot disclose specific locations to ensure the safety of these magnificent creatures, we’re excited to…

Protect-Pallas-Cats

Protect-Pallas-Cats

Eco-Tourism: A Lifeline for the Pallas Cat – Saving the Manul in the Wild with Big Cat Rescue Discover the remarkable world of the Pallas Cat, also known as the Manul, and how eco-tourism can play a pivotal role in safeguarding their natural habitat. Join forces with Big Cat Rescue in this urgent mission to…

Save Snow Leopards

Save Snow Leopards

Why Saving Snow Leopards is Crucial for Both Conservation and Local Communities Introduction When we talk about snow leopards, we’re not just talking about another species. We’re talking about an integral part of our planet’s natural balance and a majestic creature that plays a vital role in the ecosystem. Just as importantly, we’re also talking…

InSitu 2022

InSitu 2022

Big Cat Rescue donates more than $100,000 each year to saving wild cats in their native lands. We dedicate most of our donations to small exotic cat projects as they get so little funding elsewhere.