Thursday, 21 November 2013

Could Faux-Leopard Print Save Big Cats?

A staple of 1940s fashions could help save leopards from poachers.

A big cat conservation group is handing out faux-leopard print capes to residents of South African communities who wear the real animal skins for ceremonial purposes. The hope is that the synthetic skins will reduce demand for real leopard skins, thereby reducing poaching of the majestic animal.

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