CAT's mission is the conservation of tigers, lions, leopards and other wild cats in their natural habitats.
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Director Kristin Nowell is a leading authority on the 37 species in the family Felidae.
For 25 years she has coordinated status assessments for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Jackson P., Jackson, S., Jackson, C., Jackson, D., Breitenmoser, U., Breitenmoser, C., Ranjitsinh, M.K., O'Brien, S.J., Nowell, K., Stuart, S., Seidensticker, J., Bertram, B., and Bahaa-el-Din, L. 2017. Obituary of Peter F.R. Jackson, Chair of the IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group 1983-2000 and founder of Cat News. Cat News 65 3-12.
Kitchener, A. C., Breitenmoser-Würsten, C., Eizirik, E., Gentry, A., Werdelin, L., Wilting, A., Yamaguchi, N. et al. 2017. A revised taxonomy of the Felidae. Cat News Special Issue 11. IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group.
Nowell, K., Li, J., Paltsyn, M. and Sharma, R.K. (2016). An Ounce of Prevention: Snow Leopard Crime Revisited. TRAFFIC, Cambridge, UK.
Bauer, H., Nowelll, K., Breitenmoser, U., Jones, M. and Sillero-Zubiri, C. 2015. Review of lion conservation strategies. Convention on Migratory Species working document.
Nowell, K. 2014. An assessment of conservation impacts of legal and illegal trade in cheetahs Acinonyx jubatus. IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group report prepared for the CITES Secretariat, 65th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, Geneva, 7-11 July. SC65 Doc. 39 (Rev. 2).
Nowell, K and Pervushina, N. 2014. Review of implementation of Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. CoP16) on Conservation and trade in tigers and other Appendix-I Asian big cats. IUCN and TRAFFIC report prepared for the CITES Secretariat, 65th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, Geneva, 7-11 July. SC65 Doc. 38 Annex 1.
Contributing editor. 2013.
Contributing editor. 2013.
Nowell, K. 2012. An assessment of rhino horn as medicine. TRAFFIC report prepared for the CITES Secretariat, 62d meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, Geneva, 23-27 July. SC62 Doc. 47.2 Annex (Rev. 2).
Contributing author. 2010.
Contributing author. 2010.
Macdonald, D.W., Loveridge, A.J. and Nowell, K. 2010. Dramatis personae: an introduction to the wild felids.
Pp 3-58 in DW Macdonald and AJ Loveridge, eds. Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids. Oxford University Press.
Nowell, K. 2009. Cats on the 2009 Red List of Threatened Species. Cat News 51: 32-33.
Nowell, K. 2007. Asian big cat conservation and trade control in selected range states: evaluating implementation and effectiveness of CITES Recommendations. TRAFFIC International, Cambridge, UK.
Nowell K, Schipper J and Hoffmann M. (2007). Re-evaluation of the Felidae for the 2008 IUCN Red List. Cat News 47: 5.
Nowell, K. and Xu, Ling. 2007. Taming the Tiger Trade: China’s Markets for Wild and Captive Tiger Products Since its 1993 Domestic Trade Ban. TRAFFIC East Asia, Hong Kong.
Breitenmoser, U. and Nowell, K. 2007. International Tiger Symposium in Kathmandu, 16-18 April 2007. Cat News 46: 44.
Chheang Dany, Nong Divan, Chase J, Nowell K, Prum Savanna and Weiler, H. 2006. Final report of the Cambodia Community Wildlife Ranger Program. Report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Save the Tiger Fund.
Bauer, H., Chardonnet, P., Nowell, K. and W. Crosmary. 2005. Status and distribution of the lion (Panthera leo) in West and Central Africa. Background paper for the West and Central African Lion Conservation Workshop, Douala, Cameroon, October 2-7 2005.
Chardonnet, P., Crosmay, W., Belemsobgo, U., Koulagna, D. and K. Nowell. 2005. Direct and indirect influences on lion conservation in West and Central Africa. Background paper for the West and Central African Lion Conservation Workshop, Douala, Cameroon, October 2-7 2005.
Bauer, H., Chardonnet, P. and K. Nowell. 2005. Status and distribution of the lion (Panthera leo) in East and Southern Africa. Background paper for the East and Southern African Lion Conservation Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa, January 8-13 2006.
Nowell, K. and Hunter, L. 2005. West and Central African Lion Conservation Workshop. Species 44.
Nowell, K. 2004. The Cat Specialist Group at CITES 2004. Cat News, Autumn.
Bauer, H. and Nowell, K. 2004. Endangered classification for West African Lions. Cat News 41: 35-36
Shepherd, C.R. and N. Mangnus. 2004. Nowhere to Hide: The Trade in Sumatran Tiger. TRAFFIC Southeast Asia report, 108 pages. K Nowell, technical editor.
Klopfstein, S., Breitenmoser U. and C., and K. Nowell. 2003. The CAT Specialist Group Library. Report to the Bosack and Kruger Foundation.
Lindeque, P.M., Nowell, K., Preisser, T., Brain, C. and P.C.B. Turnbull. 1998. Anthrax in wild cheetahs in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Proc. OIE Intl Anthrax Congress: 9-15.
Nowell, K. and Preisser, T. 1998. Snow Leopard Incentive Conservation Program evaluation, Mongolia. Unpublished report to the International Snow Leopard Trust.
Nowell, K. 1997. The cheetah: exploring the relationship between behavior, ecology, evolutionary history and genetics. Invited talk given at R. Lewontin’s Laboratory of Population Genetics at Harvard University.
Low, J. (pseud.). 1991. The smuggling of endangered wildlife across the Taiwan Strait. TRAFFIC International, Cambridge, UK, 24 pp.