Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Caucasian leopards in Armenia

World Land Trust (WLT) launches a new Special Appeal to support a conservation project to save the rare Caucasian Leopard in Armenia

September 2012. In April, a blanket of snow covered the vast mountainous landscape surrounding the Caucasus Wildlife Refuge in Armenia, one of the world's lesser-known biodiversity hotspots. Here, big cat footprints were found - those of the Caucasian Leopard.

It has been over a decade since there was a confirmed sighting of the Caucasian Leopard within the region but since Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) set-up their conservation project here they have been working to create conditions where this top predator could thrive.

In the first stage of this project, World Land Trust aims to raise £20,000 by the end of the year to help strengthen FPWC's conservation activities in order to ensure the survival of the population of Caucasian Leopard in the region.


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