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Cashmere trade threat to snow leopards

Snow Leopards are Critically Endangered as their natural prey has declined - The global demand for cashmere is threatening endangered snow leopards... Domestic cashmere goats in parts of Central Asia have almost tripled in the last 20 years to fuel cashmere demand... The goats are encroaching on the natural habitats of the snow leopard and their natural prey... Consequently there has now been an observed increase in "retaliatory killings" of snow leopards by humans protecting their herds.

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from Mail Online

Endangered snow leopards get tagged in Afghanistan - and promptly go on 100-mile hikes

In the last twenty years, snow leopard populations have fallen by enough to merit a spot on the International Union for Conservation (IUCN) endangered species list. But, thanks to efforts by the

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from Top Inspired

TOP 10 Emotional photos of animals

Snow Leopards, so gorgeous, unfortunately the # of these guys left in the wild is still dwindeling.

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from The Huffington Post

Snow Leopards May Soon Vanish, Thanks In Part To Climate Change

Snow Leopards May Soon Vanish, Thanks In Part To Climate Change. There may be fewer than 4,000 snow leopards left in the wild.

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The Endangered Members Of The Cat Family; Save Them

The Snow Beauty: Snow Leopard Population: 4,080–6,590 individuals IUCN classification: Endangered

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Big cats. Leopards. Snow leopard. Panthera uncia. Endangered species. Profile of a snow leopard.