The Amur, or Far Eastern Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is one of the eight subspecies of leopard. It is only found in the Russian Far East and North East China and there are fewer than 40 individuals left in the wild.
This makes the Amur leopard one of the world’s most endangered big cats and for this reason it is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, and CITES Appendix I for protection status.
For someone like myself who has a big passion for the Amur Tiger and Leopard, supporting ALTA is vital and allows them to carry out their fantastic work protecting these incredible cats.
Louise Allen – Student working with big cats