Why is the Snow Leopard under threat?

Posted by Crooked Compass

The snow leopard or ounce (Panthera uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. It is listed as Vulnerable on the list of Threatened Species because the global population is estimated to number less than 10,000 mature individuals and set to decline about 10% in the next 23 years. As of 2016, the global population was estimated at 4,678 to 8,745 mature individuals but exact numbers are unknown and it is thought that there may be as few as 3,920 and

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Who is Dian Fossey?

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Born in 1932, Dian Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationist known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups from 1966 until her untimely death in 1985.

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Who are the Dani People of Baliem Valley?

Posted by Crooked Compass

Deep in the highlands of Western New Guinea, Indonesia, lives one of the world’s most isolated tribes – The Dani People. Learn about this fascinating tribe and their daily life.

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