A chance for Putin to walk the walk rather than talk to talk on wildlife conservation

Russia’s President Putin has indicated to the world that he is an enthusiastic supporter of wildlife conservation. The president visited a leopard breeding centre before the Sochi Winter Olympics. Persian leopards are being reintroduced into the Caucasian state nature biosphere, close to Sochi. Cubs are being bred to be released into this wildlife reserve. …

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Are leopards wandering around Europe? If you decide that Armenia is in Europe, the answer is yes. Personally, I don’t really consider Armenia to be in Europe but they did enter the European Song Contest. Does that make them European? John Barnes, a well known Times journalist, seems to have coined the phrase “Euro-leopard” …

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