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  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
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  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA

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Snow Leopard

Uncia uncia

Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA

Vulnerable

There are no robust estimates of Snow Leopard global population size and the various figures available are best regarded as guesses: 4,080-6,500 (McCarthy and Chapron 2003); 4,500-7,500 (Jackson et al. 2010), and 3,920-6,390 (Snow Leopard Working Secretariat 2013). There are several difficulties to overcome in making reliable estimates of Snow Leopard population size (Snow Leopard Network 2014), namely this species’ secretive nature, generally low density, sparse (or sporadic) distribution and remote terrain contributing to generally low detection rates and small sample sizes that in turn may make extrapolation problematic. Until recently, most studies were conducted over rather small areas, sometimes ... Read More

Appendix 2 of the Snow Leopard Survival Strategy (Snow Leopard Network 2014) provides a global and country-by-country threat assessment based on the GSLEP-supported exercise drawing loosely on the Threats Reduction Assessment (TRA) protocol of Salafsky and Margoluis (1999) and involving select experts from each range country. McCarthy and Mallon (2016) include several chapters exploring well-known and emerging threats including livestock depredation, prey declines, disease, illegal trade, climate change, and resource extraction. There is considerable variation in the type and extent of threat among countries, especially with respect to large countries such as China or Mongolia where suitable habitat is extensive ... Read More

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McCarthy, T., Mallon, D., Jackson, R., Zahler, P. & McCarthy, K. 2017. Panthera uncia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22732A50664030. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T22732A50664030.en