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Snow Leopard Pictures By Wildlife Conservation Society
Reveals Colony In Afghanistan

The Wildlife Conservation Society found a population of endangered snow leopards in the remote northeast mountains of Afghanistan, according to reports by several international news sites on Thursday, July 14, 2011.

The snow leopard colony was spotted and documented using camera traps strategically positioned in the Afghanistan mountains.

Snow leopard, reportedly one of the most elusive big cats in the world, lives in a 220 miles narrow strip of the Wakhan Corridor peaks surrounded by Tajikistan in the north, Pakistan in the south and China in the east.

Deputy Director for Asia Programs, Peter Zahler, said in a statement, that finding the snow leopard “is a wonderful discovery; it shows that there is real hope for snow leopards in Afghanistan.” He added that the “goal is to ensure that these magnificent animals have a secure future as a key part of Afghanistan‘s natural heritage.”

Previous studies by the researchers of the Wildlife Conservation Society revealed that snow leopard population is on the decline and around 4,500 to 7,500 still exists in the wild.

Jul 15, 2011 – The snow leopard colony was spotted and documented using camera ... Snow Leopard Pictures By Wildlife Conservation Society


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