Thai company boss ‘caught poaching black leopard’ plans to build road through forest home of tigers and leopards

A business magnate caught allegedly poaching protected animals including a rare black leopard plans to build a road through a forest that is home to a host of threatened wildlife including leopards, tigers, elephants and primates. Opponents say the two-lane road would be “disastrous” and would threaten the survival of precious species in south-east Asia. … Continue reading Thai company boss ‘caught poaching black leopard’ plans to build road through forest home of tigers and leopards

Snow leopard no longer considered ‘endangered’ by the IUCN

The decision was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) the global standard for assessing extinction risk. The iconic big cats’ conservation status was improved from “endangered” to “vulnerable,” but the threat of extinction remains. Experts warned that the species still faces serious threats from poaching and habitat destruction. The elegant yet … Continue reading Snow leopard no longer considered ‘endangered’ by the IUCN