Adopt an Amur leopard

Around 70 Amur leopards remain in the wild, and their habitat is under threat from logging, forest fires and land clearance for roads and industrial development.

The Amur leopard is a nocturnal creature that lives and hunts alone. Its unique coat – which has widely spaced rosettes with thick black borders – makes it easy to distinguish from other sub species of leopard.

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YOUR ADOPTION REALLY HELPS

Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They not only help fund projects to crack down on the illegal trade in Amur leopard parts and our work with local authorities to protect Amur Leopard habitat but also fund our other vital work around the world.

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In the wild, Amur leopards are only found around the border areas between the Russian Far East and north-east China, in a range that’s smaller than 2,500 sq km. That’s an area smaller than Dorset.

THREATS

2,500SQ KMCURRENT RANGE

HABITAT DESTRUCTION

Loss and fragmentation of habitat caused by the conversion of forest to agricultural land and illegal and unsustainable logging.

LOSS OF PREY

Amur leopard prey is in decline because of hunting, fires and habitat loss.

POACHING

Amur leopards are at risk from poaching - their beautiful coats are particularly sought after, as well as their bones which are used in traditional Asian medicines.

70AMUR LEOPARDSLEFT IN THE WILD

FOREST FIRES

Both the Amur leopard's habitat and their prey are being lost due to forest fires.


HOW WE CAN HELP

We’ve helped significantly to increase the numbers of deer and wild boar in Amur leopard habitat – by supplementing the food of these prey species during hard winters, vaccinating wild boar against disease, and working with wildlife managers and hunters to maintain healthy populations of ungulates.

We work alongside TRAFFIC (the wildlife trade monitoring network) to investigate and crack down on the illegal trade in Amur leopard products – and to reduce demand, so that this trade will no longer be a significant threat to the conservation of this animal.

We’re working with local communities, regional authorities and governments to increase the amount of protected land that’s available to Amur leopards. We also promote ways to reduce illegal and unsustainable forest practices.

Your adoption and support will help us:

  • gain government agreement to safeguard existing protected areas
  • promote sustainable use of natural resources in the region
  • establish a programme to increase prey numbers
  • equip and train local firefighters to reduce the impact of forest fires
  • increase fines for poaching and illegal trade of leopards and prey species

Amur leopards can run at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour, and have been reported to leap more than 6m horizontally and 3m vertically.


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