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Amur Leopard threats PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bernardo Duran   
Tuesday, 27 January 2009 01:41

Amur LeopardPoaching of leopards and their prey species: Poachers include both poor local villagers and newly rich Russians, mainly from the city of Vladivostok, as well as Chinese nationals who illegally cross the border into Russia. Russian hunters kill many more deer than is officially allowed and Amur leopards are sometimes shot or killed in snares as well. Since 2002, skins or corpses of nine Amur leopards killed by poachers have been found in Russia and at least two leopards have been killed in China.

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