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They may not be household names, but these ecosystems are vital to the health of our planet. They support an incredible range of plants and animals, as well as millions of people and their communities, and play a critical role in fighting climate change.

  • The world’s rarest big cat grows in number

    April 13, 2018

    The Land of the Leopard National Park is the core area for the Amur leopard. New images documented 84 adult cats and 19 cubs inside the park. This is a significant increase since a 2000 census recorded just 30 cats, and a 2015 survey numbered only 70.

     

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  • WWF sets its sights on returning Persian leopards to Russia

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    WWF's groundbreaking program to reintroduce Persian leopards to the Caucasus, where the cats were once abundant.
    Leopard jumps Winter 2016 Magazine
  • How fast are Amur leopards? And 9 other Amur leopard facts

    Amur leopards can run at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. Learn more about Amur leopards and the work WWF is doing to protect them. 

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  • Amur Leopard—World's Rarest Cat—Doubles in Population

    February 23, 2015

    In an amazing tale of recovery, Amur leopard populations have more than doubled in just seven years. New census data reveals Amur leopards in Russia’s Land of the Leopard National Park now number at least 57 cats (up from just 30 cats in 2007). And an additional 8-12 leopards were counted in adjacent areas of China.

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