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World’s First Fishing Cat Census

The world’s first population estimation of the fishing cat outside the protected area network of Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon was conducted in Chilika.

  • According to the census, Chilika Lake in Odisha is home to 176 fishing cats.
  • The census was conducted by Chilika Development Authority (CDA) in collaboration with The Fishing Cat Project (TFCP).
  • The cat is a globally threatened species found in marshlands, mangroves, flooded forests and other wetlands.
  • The feline, an adept swimmer and twice the size of a house cat, has been designated as an ambassador of Chilika since 2020.