Fighting to Save the Arabian Leopard
Amidst the continuing political turmoil in the Republic of Yemen, a small group of dedicated conservationists is involved in its own struggle to save the critically endangered Arabian leopard.
The Foundation for the Protection of the Arabian Leopard in Yemen is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a “sustainably managed population of wild Arabian leopards” living in harmony with Yemen’s local communities.
The Arabian leopard is one of the most highly endangered big cats in the world. With a wild population believed to number fewer than 250, it is listed in the IUCN Red Data List as “CR C2a(I)” (“Critically Endangered with extinction in the wild”) and in Appendix I of CITES.
The Republic of Yemen is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, and Oman to the east. It has a population of 24 million and a land area of 555,000 sq km.
To find out more about the Arabian leopard and the Foundation’s work, please see Yemeni Leopard.
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