Far Eastern leopard
In the story about the Far Eastern leopard, one has to use terms «MOST» and «ONLY» each time. This is the northernmost subspecies of leopard and the only one that has learned to live and hunt in snow. This is the most peaceful subspecies of leopard and the only one who signed a
The Leopard Reintroduction Program
In November 2013 the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia approved a new version of Strategy for the Conservation of the Far Eastern Leopard, for implementation of which leading scientists and experts with the participation of WWF developed an action plan until 2022 and a program for the reintroduction of this rare cat. These are fundamental documents that are the key to preserving this predator. At a new stage, the task is to increase the population of the Far Eastern leopard in the southwest of Primorye and neighboring territories of the PRC and DPRK to 100 individuals, as well as the reintroduction of leopards from zoos to create a second viable population based in Lazovsky Reserve. The task of WWF in this process is to provide
What has already been done?
The World Wildlife Fund constantly allocated funds for equipping
Now the rarest leopard has finally got a chance to survive. But in order to realize this chance, it is necessary to establish a permanent and reliable protection of this vast territory from poachers and fires, as well as effective educational work with the population. WWF renders active and hands on assistance in this direction to the new joint directorate of the «Land of Leopard» National Park and the «Kedrovaya Pad» Reserve.
Thanks to another project, that WWF is implementing in Russia and China with support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the protection of the territory was strengthened in the southwestern Primorye – the only place in our country, the home of two rarest cats such as Amur tiger and Amur leopard. The funds are allocated to support anti-poaching activity, the work of provincial protected areas, monitoring and preventing human-wildlife conflict situations.