Camera traps in Russia
Amur leopards captured on video
Amur leopard photo gallery
About the Amur Leopard
The leopard is a skillful hunter and is well adapted to living in temperate forests and the harsh, cold climate of the Russian Far East. But years of indiscriminate logging, forest fires, land conversion for farming and poaching has drastically reduced its territory by as much as 80%.
Today, less than 40 Amur leopards can be found in the wild.
WWF, together with its partners, is supporting anti-poaching activities and habitat restoration throughout the leopard’s range in the Russian Far East. This includes implementing programmes to stop the illegal trade of Amur leopard skins and parts, and to increase the population of its prey, such as roe and sika deer.
Scientists continue to monitor the rare cat’s plight using camera traps as part of efforts to develop effective conservation measures. With proper management and support, the Amur leopard can be saved from extinction.