Hope for Amur Leopard

The latest research by the WWF into the critically endangered Amur leopard, whose range is today limited to a 5,000 sq km area in the Far East of Russia, has identified 18 male and 19 female leopards – a small increase on the last census, which estimated the population at below 35 individuals. Numbers can be considered as “low but stable”, and the even sex ratio is also good news for potential population growth. WWF Whatever the case, the number of 37 Amur leopards is so low that any optimism seems utterly out of place.