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Snow Leopards might face extinction due to climate change and other factors

By Raymond Valledor | October 26, 2015 Climate change is now another problem for a particular species of this planet and if left unsolved it might lead to the extinction of the snow leopard. The snow leopard has experienced a decline in number due largely to poaching but according to the World Wildlife Fund climate change is now also a factor in its demise. So far there are around 4,000 of these large cats left in the high mountains of Central Asia but WWF said that among them there are only …

Big or small, cats find themselves in the line of fire | The National

By the time you finish reading this column, one of our planet’s unique species will have become extinct. Yes, it has reached this stage. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), this is at least 100 times the natural rate of extinction. One in four of the world’s mammals are threatened with extinction, and so are one in eight birds, one in five sharks, one in four coniferous trees and one in three amphibians. The cause of all this? Us – through hunting, the destruction of habitats and …

World’s rarest wild cat saved from extinction along Russian-Chinese border

… Amur leopard is the rarest subspecies of leopard. Unlike its African cousin, it dwells in temperate forests rather than dry savannah. Similar to other leopards, it can run at speeds of up to 38mph and has been reported to leap almost 6 metres horizontally and up to 3 metres vertically. Amur leopards were once common across north-east China, southeastern Russian and the Korean peninsula, but by the 1940s, hunting had driven them to the brink of extinction. The World Wildlife Federations lists …

China Makes a Move That Could Save African Elephants From Extinction | TakePart

… government handout/transcript of Zhao’s remarks obtained by TakePart from the World Wildlife Fund. Suggesting a shutdown of approved domestic ivory sales is a first for China, but there are few details so far on how or when the policy will go into effect. In February, China announced a 12-month moratorium on ivory imports. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: China Makes a Move That Could Save African Elephants From Extinction | TakePart …