The Great Cats of Asia (Other Key Species Section Coming Soon)
Asia, the most diverse area on Earth in terms of geography, culture and wildlife. The Great Cats who
live there have become representative of the struggles in this human dominated land which still allows
for some of the most amazing biodiversity and landscapes on the planet.
The Great Cats (also known as the Big Cats) are the Tiger, the Asiatic Lion, the Leopard, the Snow
Leopard and the Clouded Leopard. The aim of this section of the WildTiger website is to bring brief,
simple overviews of each of the species. We have also dedicated a single page to the most at threat
Great Cat on Earth, the Amur Leopard, one of the Leopard sub species.
On some pages there are short videos and we will expand this feature over time. The Facts &
Thoughts will also be updated as news comes to hand on each of the species as well as the links to
who is playing their part in the protection of the Great Cats.
The Great Cats of Asia play a critical role in the ecologies of different landscapes throughout the
region. The cats are what is known as keystone species. This means their role is so vital that the
health of these landscapes is affected directly by the status of each of the Great Cat species.
Each and every living creature, including humans, is dependant on the ecologies they are part of thus
making the role of the Great Cats crucial not only to the well being of other species but in many cases
their overall survival.
The web of life has a place for all that nature has intended. The Great Cats of Asia, and their roles,
are very dependant on the efforts of man. This is the most important understanding we can bring to
the motivation of protecting the Great Cats, and our own habitat.
WildTiger will be updating this section and bringing you the latest news regarding the status of
The Great Cats of Asia.