Amur leopard information sources

This page has a variety of Amur leopard information sources that will help you to find out more about the Amur leopard and tiger, including information about projects that have been developed to help conserve this subspecies.If you have any further questions, please Contact us .


Amur leopard conservation organisations

1 ) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

2 ) Tigris Foundation

3 ) AMUR

4 ) Phoenix Fund

5 ) Zoological Society of London ( ZSL)

6 ) WWF

7 )  Wildlife Vets International




  • Christie, S. (2009) Breeding Far Eastern Leopards for Reintroduction: The Zoo Programme Perspective. In Hayward, M.W. & Somers, M.J. (eds) Re-introduction of Top-Order Predators (pp. 388-410). Blackwell Publishing, USA.
  • Sampson, P., Whitnall, L. & Christie, S. (2010) The Russian “love leopard”: a key species for zoo support. In Dick, G. & Gusset, M. (eds) Building a future for wildlife: zoos and aquariums committed to biodiversity conservation (pp. 63-68). WAZA Executive Office, Gland, Switzerland.


Journal papers

  •  Miththapala, S., Seidensticker, J. and O’Brien, S. J. (1996) Phylogeographic subspecies recognition in leopards (Panthera pardus): Molecular genetic variation. Conservation Biology 10: 1115-1132.
  • Pikunov, D. G., Aramilev, V. V., Fomenko, V. V., Miquelle, D. V., Abramov, V. K., Korkishko, V. G. and Nikolaev, I. G. (2000) Endangered species: The decline of the Amur leopard in the Russian Far East. Russian Conservation News 24: 19.
  • Sugimoto, T., Nagata, J., Aramilev, V.V., Belozor, A., Higashi, S. & McCullough, D.R. (2006) Species and sex identification from faecal samples of sympatric carnivores, Amur leopard and Siberian tiger, in the Russian Far East. Conservation Genetics 7 (5): 799-802.
  • Uphyrkina, O., Johnson, W. E., Quigley, H. B., Miquelle, D. G., Marker, L., Bush, M. E. and O’Brien, S. J. (2001) Phylogenetics, genome diversity and origin of modern leopard, Panthera pardus. Molecular Ecology 10: 2617.
  • Uphyrkina, O. & O’Brien, S.J. (2003) Applying molecular genetic tools to the conservation and action plan for the critically endangered Far Eastern leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis). Comptes Rendus Biologies 326 (Supplement 1): 93-97.
  • Uphyrkina, O., Miquelle, D., Quigley, H., Driscoll, C. & O’Brien, S.J. (2002) Conservation Genetics of the Far Eastern Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis). The Journal of Heredity 93 (5): 303-311.