Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Amur leopard conservation projects in the Russian Far East

Monday 13 November 2006 at 22:35

With a total population of 30-35 individuals, the Amur, or Far Eastern leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is one of the most -if not the most- endangered large felid on the earth. Phoenix Fund has been working on Amur leopard conservation since 1998 when their mobile anti-poaching team started its work in the Khasan district in the Amur leopard’s range. The Amur leopard projects described in this report [Conservation projects in the Amur leopard range in the Russian Far East: http://www.carnivoreconservation.org/files/issues/ leopard_amur_2005_report.pdf] are implemented in Southwest Primorye in the Russian Far East, an exceptionally biodiverse region.

The year 2005 was a very eventful one. The main conservation activities by Phoenix Fund related to the Amur leopard and its range in Southwest Primorye included oil pipeline campaign, anti-poaching, education, fire-fighting and livestock kills compensation payments. If you are concerned about this cat future (and I wonder how you could not!), feel free to make an instant online & completely secure donation on the Amur Leopard Conservation Support Programme website (http://www.amur-leopard.org).


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