Pygmy Raccoon (Procyon pygmaeus) Found only on Cozumel Island off the coast of Mexico, the pygmy raccoon is listed as critically endangered. Numbers are estimated to be less than 1,000 individuals with a larger proportion of adults than juveniles. Periodic hurricanes combined with non-native species contribute to the overall decline of the species.

Owston's Civet (Chrotogale owstoni) 

European Mink (Mustela lutreola)


Our Priority Species in Need of Conservation Effort.

The Need for Conservation

The SCSG works to protect, conserve, and understand 150 extant species of small carnivores around the world. Through the efforts of our members, we are able to address important data gaps, monitor changes in distribution and population trends,  and identify species in need of immediate conservation action. The majority of small carnivore species are either decreasing or lack information to determine the status of the species.