Elusive Snow Leopards No Longer Considered Endangered

Wochit Headline News - September 16, 2017

The conservation status of snow leopards has been improved from "endangered" to “vulnerable.” The decision was made by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the global standard for assessing extinction risk.

However, experts warn the species still faces serious threats from poaching and habitat destruction.

Snow leopards were first listed as endangered by the IUCN in 1972..


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