Over 5200 killed leopards and counting…

I write this on 28 December 2019, the image above just sent to me, more leopard skins seized here in Nepal, part of an ongoing crisis here in South Asia. From the year 2000 just in India and Nepal the body parts of over 5200 leopards have been seized. As we near the end of this two decades of carnage it is frightening to think how many leopards have actually been killed in this time. We’ll never know for sure as seizures are only an indication of overall poaching…. it could be 5 times more, it could be worse than that.


Our aim is to reduce the slaughter. 2020 is the beginning of a new resolve. So many of these animals die brutal painful deaths in snares or by poisoning. The marginalization of the leopard here in South Asia is a crime in itself, we all must do better…

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