Amur leopard conservation

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    Drew Keam

    Status- critically endangered
    Location- Amur Heilong landscape which spans both from Russia all the way to china
    Population- 100

    Amur leopards are arguably one of the most endangered species on earth, with around 30 living in the wild and another 300 living in zoos. This is key for their reintroduction back into the wild and conservation of genetic diversity in population to ensure their existence. Reasons for their extinction include: unsustainable logging, forest fires, road building, farming as well as industrial development. Some of the ways that they are currently being protected is through reducing illegal and unsustainable practices, facilitating trade between companies and being committed to responsible forestry practices as well as protecting areas in and around China and Russia. Due to efforts in conservation their numbers are currently being driven upwards and tracked to ensure that they stay high and healthy for he reintroduction of their species.

    Facts about the Amur leopards:

    – One of the rarest big cats in the world
    – People who attempt to poach may face up to 2 years in prison and a fine of 1,100,000 rumbles
    – They have spot like fingerprints and fur which can grow to 7cm thick
    – They own both a summer and winter wardrobe
    – They have masses of: 32-48kg and 25-42kg
    – They eat dear, boar and rodents
    – When running they can reach a speed of 37 mph (59.6 km/h)

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