How the changing in the habitat influencing in the decline of the Amur leopard

Posted by admin on January 3, 2018 in Articles

How the changing in the habitat influencing in the decline of the Amur leopard Amur Leopard ( also known as the far east Leopard), is one of natures most finest endemic beauties is now on the rapid decrease to extinction. In the mid-1990’s it was reported that there was only a sample size of [1]50 Amur Leopards remaining in the wild. Duriing this time zoos started to get involved and some animals were taken in for captive breeding. they also participated in scientific research. As of now it has been reported that there is an an estimate around 30 to 40 – [2] left in the population of Amur Leopards surviving in the whole wide world. A leopard’s habitat is one of the major causes of its fast growing extinction. [3] The leopards found in the far east of Russia close to the borderline of Russia are in constant threat caused by both humanistic and environmental hazards. These include things such as; deforestation; poaching; loss of prey; weather; hunters and even breeding. If this species were to be eradicated this would cause a ‘loss of genetic diversity in a global society’. [5]
Conservation of habitat is one of the most essential things in prolonging the lives of these precious creatures. Sadly in this day and age everything is a fight for life and a fight for what is right. . There fur colour changes depending on the season in winter a pale whitish yellow and in summer a golden-orange.
The amur leopards reside usually in the Russian Amur-Ussuri boreal forests; but can adapt to various landscapes such as lowland forests; grasslands and mountains providing there is sufficient food and water. [7 In the FAR East of Russia, they live under extremely hostile winters in order to survive. Around wintertime female leopards usually give birth to cubs. However this area is specie deficient life of these cubs a constant food source is necessary.
During the winter there is a sencse of urgency. the lack of young prey animals- deers dying of huntingtons…