The clouded leopard is insufficiently protected and is being illegally traded as a consequence

The clouded it is insufficiently protected and is being illegally traded as a consequence

A study published in 2015 paints a damning picture of the protections afforded the clouded leopard which are clearly insufficient. The clouded leopard population is decreasing and they are arguably gradually heading towards extinction in the wild. This is unsurprising because of this cat’s uniquely attractive coat. This medium-sized wildcat is also quite tame …

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Clouded leopard is inbred due to human activity jeopardising its survival in the wild

Clouded leopard kittens

NEWS AND OPINION: This is a typical story of the decline of a wild cat species. In this instance, it’s the clouded leopard with its magnificent coat so treasured, so precious, so beautiful which has added to its persecution through human activity. All the extinctions of the wild cat species come back to human …

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Clouded leopards seen at 3,500 meters above sea level

Clouded leopard is arboreal and can hang upside down like a monkey

It is reported that the elusive clouded leopard has been spotted in the Langtang National Park, in Nepal, on the border with China, at 3,500 metres above sea level. The Times newspaper reports that they had never previously been seen above 2,300 metres above sea level. I think that that is a mistake because …

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Clouded leopard climbs all over Patrick Aryee and nibbles his ear

Clouded leopard nibbles Patrick Ayree's ear

This is a super charming encounter between the biologist and presenter Patrick Aryee (great job by the way) and a one-year-old female clouded leopard youngster who is very inquisitive and who used Ayree as a tree. Well sort of. The cat knows its a person because she sniffs and likes to be around him. …

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Demand for two products is destroying natural forest inhabited by endangered species

Rubber and palm oil

The world’s two most damaging natural products with respect to forests are: palm oil and natural rubber. The once vast, natural and ancient forests of Asia and Africa are inhabited by many precious wild species including notable wild cat species such as the Sumatran tiger, the Borneo bay cat, the African golden cat and …

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Lawless Burmese Border Town is Center of Illegal Trade in Protected Species

The Burmese government is too corrupt to be able to discharge its obligations under CITES. Mong La, Burma is governed by a lawless armed gang. The Burmese government abdicated their responsibilities to govern Mong La (aka: Little Mong La or Xiaomengla) in a deal with the gang. We don’t know what the deal is …

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Modern Clouded Leopard Conservation

by Michael (London, UK) Clouded Leopard Cub – photo by Smithsonian’s National Zoo Is modern clouded leopard conservation gradually confining itself to conservation in captivity? I don’t know but I am beginning to feel that it might be the case. The reason why I say this is because I never see stories about how …

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