The beauty of a species we have to treat better…

For those of you who don’t know the fantastic story of Cleo (female in the front) and Saaya of Kabini, there will be a feature story including words from the filmmakers next month here at The Importance of Leopards. These two magnificent animals are of a species getting a really bad deal much to the anger, sadness and frustration of those of us fighting for them. There are some champions coming through though, there’s just been a wonderful contribution to #AntiSnare by a friend and supporter who really understands the situation. Good people can turn this thing round, it’s not going to happen overnight but it can happen and we’re doing our best to make sure it does happen. The leopard is dying in many different ways at our hands, from subsistence poachers to trophy hunters with wildlife crime and human – wildlife conflict being elements. At the moment my every waking moment (as well as thoughts in my sleep) are about rectifying this situation, I thank those who genuinely do care and support, we have to hope that many more begin to wake up … so that leopards like Cleo and Saaya can live their lives the way nature intended…

Do watch their story below in Real Black Panther