Snow leopard off endangered list

Snow leopards are no longer an endangered species; they’re now considered “vulnerable” to extinction. But scientists caution that the big cats are not out of danger, facing threats ranging from poaching to climate change. The animals got their new designation from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an environmental organization that keeps track of the conservation status of plants and animals. The decision was based on a new assessment that determined that snow leopard populations are still declining, but not as fast as we previously thought, says Peter Zahler, who directs the snow leopard programs at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and took part in the assessment. And it’s actually long overdue: the IUCN says... Continue reading…

Snow leopard off endangered list

The conservation status of the elusive snow leopard is downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable".

Thu 14 Sep 17 from BBC News

Snow Leopards No Longer Endangered, Still Threatened

The snow leopard (the large cat, not Apple’s Mac OS) has officially been downgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable.” Preservation efforts are paying off, according ...

Fri 15 Sep 17 from

Stalking snow leopards: Q&A with the director of “Ghost of the Mountains”

Snow leopards (Panthera uncia) are known for their elusive ways. Even people who share the mountains with the silvery felines seldom spot them. In spring 2014 a crew of filmmakers with Bristol, ...

Wed 20 Sep 17 from

Snow leopards no longer 'endangered,' conservationists rule

Scientists at the International Union for Conservation of Nature have taken snow leopards off the 'endangered' Red List.

Thu 14 Sep 17 from UPI

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