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  • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 2 the EXTREME Are you aware? Well, some may know what species are endangered and where this is happening but the question at hand is, do you really know how? To start off, a couple of the main reasons that animals are becoming endangered and extinct are, habitat destruction and overpopulation; The world goes through changes, in which case the environment goes through changes as well, but the problem at hand is with humans, and destroying natural habitats where these precious animals live. LEOPARDS Endangered or threatened? Deforestation, disease, pollution and limited distribution are also factors that are destroying plant and animals species. For example, an incredibly high amount of trees are cut down to make Many people seem to get confused between these two terms, paper products. It may take centuries to re-grow a forest that’s destroyed by and their definitions. Endangered species refers to any species either natural causes, or humans, and that is in danger of becoming extinct where as a threatened many of the world’s severely threatened animals and plants have species refers to any species that is at risk of becoming made a home for themselves in these endangered in the foreseeable future.A good example of an forests. Also due to the trade in animal’s endangered species would be the ever fierce leopard, which is parts and other ways animals are being used, many species continue to suffer the topic we are on today. high rates of exploitation. There is also currently a lot of the trade of animalSAVE THE LEOPARD parts happening in the Asian region.National Perspective Global Perspective Future PerspectiveThe Sebangau Felid The CITIES and many If not much effort is putProject team is trying countries around the in to protect thetheir best to protect world such as Uganda, leopard, it mighttheBornean wildcats, Kenya, and Ethiopia become extinct andincluding the leopards are making an effort to wiped out forever from protect the leopard the surface of the Earth.
  • THE LOREM IPSUMS EXTREME JANUARY 2012 2016 FALL Once species become extinct, no corrective legislation can bring them back – they are gone forever. – Allen M. Solomon (Paleoecologist, Senior research global ecologist, Environmental Protection Agency (retired); and former senior policy analyst, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) Habitats? Leopards are usually found to be living in semi deserts Leopard in the savannah or Savannas’, but also live in coniferous forests in moderate regions, subtropical deciduous forests and grasslands as well as in tropical rainforest’s, with the Leopard eating small mammals exception of Sumatra and Borneo. Leopards live in habitats where they find sufficient cover to hide and stalk their prey. But also, in relatively open country they make use of shrubs, grass-tufts and stalk their prey over quite far off distances while crouching close to the ground, to prevent from being spotted. They are usually very good at defending themselves, in most cases. In order to survive, the leopard has adapted severalEating Habits successful behaviors’. The first is that it eats a variety of foods; the leopard does not hunt for just one kind of prey, and so is not ‘picky’ so to speak. Secondly, leopards often hide their food in trees where most other predators can’t reach. Thirdly leopards are able to live without water for fairly long periods of time, obtaining their moisture from prey. The leopard is placed near the top of the food web and is either a primary or a secondary consumer, depending on the type of animal it eats. Leopards actually eat different kind of prey depends on their regions such as young eland, wildebeest, impala and gazelle. Leopards also hunt for small mammals. In the west central forested regions of Africa, leopard consist smaller antelope such as duikers, small monkeys and various rodent such as rats, squirrels and porcupines Leopard eating a rat 2
  • EXTREMETHE LOREM IPSUMS JANUARY 2012 FALL 2016The leopard population stretches from the African continent to the south of the Sahara and tothe west of the Kalahari Desert. They also can be found along the North African coast until theArabian Peninsula. Leopards can even be found in the Middle East and Asia, so theirpopulation is quite widely spread out.Should we save this species? How can we do this? Is it currently possible to do?Yes, we have to save this species, as they are endangered species, because of various reasons. Inorder to save this animal, the public could refrain from buying any item made from leopard skin,some medicines that include leopard bones or organs, donating money to some organizations,and protests could be held by pressure groups that are supporting these certain type of issues.So yes, it is indeed currently possible to achieve what we are aiming for, because if people aroundthe world work hard enough, we could get where we want to be in the world today. Recovering an endangered species is not easy. It takes a long time and a lot of effort. But with appropriate laws and resources we can continue to achieve success. ~ Doug Inkley We share this planet with many species. It is our responsibility to protect them, both for their sakes and our own. - Pamela A. Matson 3
  • Bibliography• http://www.endangeredspecie.com/causes_of_endangerment.htm• http://wild-cat.org/pardus/leopards/index.htm?habitat.htm• http://www.lucievandongen.com/Pages/Leopards_behavior.htm• http://www.agarman.dial.pipex.com/leopard.htm• http://www.ehow.com/how_2085718_save-endangered-snow-leopards.html