Wildlife experts fear that a rare Persian leopard temporarily housed in an Iraqi zoo risks an uncertain future

Wildlife experts fear that a rare Persian leopard temporarily housed in an Iraqi zoo risks an uncertain future

Wildlife experts fear that a rare Persian leopard temporarily housed in an Iraqi zoo risks an uncertain future. The male leopard was caught in a trap set by a peasant who had lately lost dozens of goats in the mountainous Batifa area of northern Duhok province, in the autonomous Kurdistan region, and its right hind […]

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New areas of primary forest cleared in Brazil’s ‘lawless’ Lábrea

New areas of primary forest cleared in Brazil’s ‘lawless’ Lábrea

Satellite imagery reveals several areas of primary rainforest were cleared alongside agricultural fields in the Brazilian Amazon, all in close proximity to Indigenous and protected lands. In March, the Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) lab at the University of Maryland detected areas of newly cleared forest in Lábrea municipality, in the state of Amazonas. […]

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In Indonesia, an illegal leopard trade thrives out of sight, new study shows

In Indonesia, an illegal leopard trade thrives out of sight, new study shows

This is the story of how Indonesia is losing its spots. In a recent paper published in Nature Conservation, researchers found that the archipelagic nation has a significant illegal trade in two regional leopard species: the Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas) and the Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi). This trafficking could pose a serious threat […]

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