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SAVE THE AMUR LEOPARDS, 35 Left on Earth.... http://www.panda.org/ The situation concerning the Amur leopard is critical. However, the fact that its more eminent cousin – the Amur tiger – recovered from a precarious state of less than 40 individuals some 60-70 years ago gives conservationists hope. It is believed that the Amur leopard can be saved from extinction if the present conservation initiatives are implemented, enhanced and sustained.
It is estimated that between 1970-1983, the Amur leopard lost an astonishing 80% of its former territory. Indiscriminate logging, forest fires and land conversion for farming are the main causes.
Still all is not lost. Even now large tracts of forest, which are ideal leopard habitat exist. If these areas can be protected from unsustainable logging, rampant forest fires and poaching of wildlife, the chance exists to increase the population of the subspecies in the wild.
World Wildlife Fund http://www.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/amur_leopard2/
some interesting ideas for preserving the species ;
Release date: Jan 12, 2010