Rare leopard back from the brink

Rare Leopard Back from the Brink
Rare Leopard Back from the Brink

For anyone who doubts that wildlife conservation can do great things here's a success story for you.

This is the Amur leopard, and over the past eight years the numbers of this beautiful creature have more than doubled in Russia and China. Up from just thirty in 2007 to over sixty today.

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"Such a strong rebound in Amur leopard numbers is further proof that even the most critically endangered big cats can recover if we protect their habitat and work together on conservation efforts" said Dr. Barney long, of the World Wildlife Fund.

The turnaround in the cat's numbers is due to the creation of the land of the leopard national park in Russia. The 650,000 acre area was formed in 2012.

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