Amur Leopard

Timeline created by camilanieves
  • First documentation of Amur Leopard

    The first ever known documentation of the Amur Leopard was a skin found by Hermann Schlegel in 1857, a German zoologist, in Korea.
  • Population began decreasing

    Originally, the Amur Leopards had a population of about 2400, but ever since the 1950's the population would gradually decrease by the decades dropping to about 300 by the 1990's.
  • 80% of habitat lost

    It is estimated that between the years 1970 through 1983, 80% of the Amur Leopards habitat was lost
  • Amur Leopard declared critically endangered

    In 1996 The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List would officially declare the Amur Leopard critically endangered
  • WWF lobbied for the establishment of the Land of the Leopard National Park

    The WWF would suggest the establishment of the Land of the Leopard National Park in the Russian Far East to the Russian government since 2001.
  • ALTA

    In 2003, the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance decided to work together with 15 other organizations also attempting to conserve The Amur Leopard and Siberian Tigers by reducing poaching, forest fires, etc.
  • WWF convinced Russian gov to reroute a planned oil pipeline

    In 2007, conservationists such as the WWF influenced the Russian government to reroute a planned oil pipeline because it would have endangered the amur leopard's habitat.
  • Safe Haven; Land of the Leopard National Park created

    In the year 2012, the Russian government decided they would combine three smaller protected areas along with nearby unprotected land in order to create the Land of the Leopard National Park. This would include about 1,000 square miles of prime forest habitat for Amur leopards and their prey such as deer and boar.
  • Reintroduced Amur Leopards into the wild

    In 2015 Russia approved a plan that would reintroduce captive bred Amur leopards back into the wild
  • 30 individual Amur Leopards estimated to live in wild and 300 total are in captivity

    30 individual Amur Leopards estimated to live in wild though 300 total are estimated to live in zoos. These zoos are necessary in order to maintain the species
  • Today's population due to Conservation interventions

    According to the latest census, there is an estimate of about 100 Amur Leopards in the wild today. This is due to conservation interventions