22 Oct '16, 2pm

Int. #SnowLeopardDay coming up Sunday. #SnowLeopards are one of the most endangered big cats

Int. #SnowLeopardDay coming up Sunday. #SnowLeopards are one of the most endangered big cats

Bonn, 21 October 2016 – This Sunday is International Snow Leopard Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness for the plight of this iconic species. The Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia ) inhabits mountain terrains of twelve Range States in Central and South Asia. With between 4,500 and 6,000 animals remaining in the wild today, Snow Leopards are one of the most endangered big cats in the world. Even though Snow Leopards are protected by national law in all Range States and listed on Appendix I of both CMS and CITES , populations continue to decline. They are being hunted illegally and killed both for their fur and as a result of conflict with farmers. Habitat degradation as well as the decline of the prey species, such as the Argali Sheep, are other important threats. Snow Leopards have very large home ranges, which often extend beyond protected areas and beyond national bou...

Full article: http://www.cms.int/en/news/snow-leopard-day-2016

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