Snow leop­ard now ‘vul­ner­a­ble’

Irish Examiner - - World News -

The elu­sive snow leop­ard, long con­sid­ered en­dan­gered, has been up­graded to “vul­ner­a­ble”, although con­ser­va­tion­ists warned the new clas­si­fi­ca­tion doesn’t mean they are safe. The an­i­mals still face chal­lenges in­clud­ing poach­ing. “The species is still de­clin­ing just not at the rate pre­vi­ously,” said Tom McCarthy, head of the snow leop­ard pro­gram at the con­ser­va­tion group Pan­thera. Snow leop­ards had been listed as en­dan­gered since 1972.

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