the amur leopard is endangered

habitat

This beautiful leopard (amur leopard) lives in Temperate, Broadleaf, and Mixed Forests

why they are CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

The Amur leopard is poached largely for its beautiful, spotted fur. Now there are 60 individuals left in the wild.

what wwf is doing to help

WWF is

Stopping poaching and trade

With such a small population left, the loss of each Amur leopard puts the species at greater risk of extinction.
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camera trap

WWF monitors Amur leopard populations and its habitat. Their camera traps have often yielded amazing results, allowing the world to catch a glimpse of the world’s rarest wild cat. They also work to increase the population of leopard prey like roe deer, sika deer and boar.

we are looking for a bright future

Amur leopards received a safe haven in 2012 when the government of Russia declared a new protected area. They called it Land of the Leopard National Park.

favorite quote

“Amur leopards are teetering on the brink of extinction. With the establishment of the Land of the Leopard National Park, in conjunction with other conservation efforts, we can now start to focus on how to begin bringing them back.”

Dr. Sybille Klenzendorf Managing Director, Species Conservation

saving their habitat

This work includes increasing areas of protected land in both Russia and China, reducing illegal and unsustainable logging practices, and facilitating trade between companies committed to responsible forestry progress.
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