Endangered species: Amur Leopard
February 19, 2017
Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is one of the critically endangered species that is found in the southwestern region of Russia. Amur leopards reside in North Korea, Russia, China and Japan.
Why is the Amur Leopard Endangered?
One of the greatest threats to these wild animals is the increasing global warming but also deforestation, constructing new roads, and keeping livestock animals for domestic purposes. Killing is another major cause of amur leopard’s extinction. The nearby villagers are mainly responsible for this much illegal hunting. These people use the amur leopard skins for commercial purposes. Apart from humans, tigers are also responsible for the reduction in leopards’ prey especially in winter season.
Emirates park zoo’s conservations initiatives
“The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.”- Jim Fowler.
Here at the zoo we’re passionate about wildlife conservation. Emirates Park zoo is working very hard to help make sure wildlife is around for generations to come. That is what “Conservation” is all about: the wise use, care, and protection of natural resources, including plants and animals. Not only protecting animals, we have to take care of their habitats and the environment, too!
From programs we implement here to our efforts around the country, Emirates park zoo aims to be a leader in the conservation of animals and their habitats.
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