Wednesday, 20 September 2017

NEWSLINK: Snow Leopards are on the Rebound

Snow leopards are elusive creatures facing a host of challenges. They continue to be poached regularly and they also have fewer prey animals. It doesn’t help either that many of them live in armed conflict-prone areas in countries like Afghanistan where they are at increased risk of being killed.


Yet for all that, these majestic big cats that inhabit the mountains of the Himalayas are no longer endangered. Or at least they are no longer as endangered as they were thought to have been until recently. Scientists have duly downgraded the conservation status of snow leopards (Panthera uncia) from “endangered” to “vulnerable.”


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