Amur Leopard Population in Russia Up 50 – WWF

RIA Novosti
Friday 15th March, 2013

MOSCOW, March 15 (RIA Novosti) – The population of the Amur leopard has grown by half since 2007 and the cats have expanded their habitat as far as North Korea, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said on Friday. But at an estimated 48 to 50 animals in Russia, including four to five cubs, it remains critically endangered and the least populous of all leopard subspecies, the fund said in a press release. Environmentalists were unable to take a census of the big cats for several years, because the population is counted by their paw prints in the snow – and no lasting snow was seen…

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