The Amur leopard is no longer in danger of extinction
MOSCOW, 25 APR — RIA Novosti. Endangered Amur leopards in Russia is completely eliminated, is working to expand their habitats, said the special representative of the President of Russia on environmental issues, ecology and transport Minister Sergei Ivanov.
“2012 was formed the national Park “Land of leopard” and the Foundation of caring people. The situation was very bad. There were about 30 individuals of the most rare and beautiful cats. During this time much has been done. The threat of extinction of this subspecies have been completely eliminated,” — said Ivanov.
As Ivanov told on the evening in memory of Nikolai Vorontsov, whose name has the national Park “Land of leopard”, today the Park is home to about a hundred individuals along with kittens.
Solving one problem we created another problem for ourselves, in life so often. Now site is not enough — too many cats and each needs its own area. We’re working on it, some progress there.Sergey Elanaspantry representative of the President of Russia on environmental issues, ecology and transport NewsScientists: one in eight bird species is on the verge of extinction
He stressed that the Russian project of the far Eastern leopard and the Amur tiger was one of the best world samples of how you can save endangered animals.
The national Park “Land of leopard” was established in Primorsky Krai by the decree of the Russian government on 5 April 2012. Under his protection is about 70% of the area of the far Eastern leopard — rarest big cat on the planet.
Amur leopard — the rarest big cat on the planet. The records of the early 2000 years recorded in the wild only about 30 of these predators. According for 2015, in the national Park was inhabited by about 70 leopards.