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World's Most Endangered Big Cat Captured in SE Russia

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject: World's Most Endangered Big Cat Captured in SE Russia Reply with quote
Arrow First Far Eastern Leopard -- World's Most Endangered Big Cat -- Captured In Southeast Russia
Source: Wildlife Conservation Society, Date: November 15, 2006 (posted on the Science Daily website)

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Just three days after catching a Siberian tiger in the Russian Far East, an international team led by biologists from the Wildlife Conservation Society captured another species last week that carries the dubious distinction of being the world's most endangered big cat: an extremely Far Eastern leopard.

There are only 30 of these big cats left in the wild. The Far Eastern leopard is also called the Amur Leopard. A team of scientists had set snares to capture big cats for genetic analysis. Capturing the Amur leopard was a stroke of good luck, and of great significance to the combined efforts to save this critically endangered species of big cat. Scientists have been greatly concerned about Amur leopards, because previously there had been no information on these animals for them to assess the risk of disease of inbreeding, which is a common problem in wildlife populations. The genetic information retrieved from the trapped specimen will aid scientists in their cooperative efforts to determine appropriate conservation actions for these endangered big cats. After samples were taken and the leopard had been examined, he was released back into the wild!

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The study is the first of its kind to provide vital indicators of the health status of leopards and tigers in this region. The project is part of a larger program to conserve both Siberian tigers and Far Eastern leopards which is overseen by the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources. Funding for this program has been provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Save-the-Tiger Fund and a Darwin Initiative Grant to the Zoological Society of London.


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Below is a link to an article on the same topic, with photos included! Check out the chompers on this big kitty! Shocked

Arrow First Far Eastern Leopard Captured, Released in Russia
November 15, 2006 (Source: ENS - Environmental News Service website)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject: Amur Leopard Reply with quote
Awesome post, sis! I was actually reading up on the Amur afew wks ago, so I found this really interesting. Only 30!! Really hope it doesn't end up being too late for these guys, as I am sure that now that they found this one, they will probably search for the remaining numbers. I believe there is so little info available on these guys and they haven't been researched much at all, but I really hope they can somehow thrive and survive . Another one of the Big cats and so beautiful too....big chompers and all! Wink Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
wow thxxxx for information vlad Cool
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