Saturday, 31 March 2018

NEWSLINK: Kiwi petitions for snow leopard sanctuary in the Southern Alps

Snow leopard.jpgA petition has been put forward to create a snow leopard sanctuary in the South Island of New Zealand - an idea scientists have called "risky".
Brian Daly of Hastings is petitioning the Ministry for the Environment to create a sanctuary as "ecological back-up" for the threatened species that are endemic to Central and South Asia.

He wants a private landowner in the high country near the Southern Alps to give up land for the safe haven.

In his petition, he writes the sanctuary could provide "an important tourism initiative where people can view them more easily than in their native environment".

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