Snow Leopard

Scientific Name: Uncia uncia

Common Name(s): Ounce

Status: Endangered

Estimated Population: 4,080-6,590

Population Trend: Decreasing

Threats:                         Poaching, pelt, meat, trophy, as pets, for Traditional Chinese Medicine;                                      habitat degradation and destruction; inbreeding; farmers, from livestock                                      losses, retaliatory attacks, depleted prey base, false persecution;                                      human enroachment.

Range:                           Snow leopards live in Central Asia and are restricted to the high mountains                                      there: Afghanistan; Bhutan; China (Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, Tibet,Xinjiang);                                      India (Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttaranchal);                                      Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Mongolia; Nepal; Pakistan; Russian Federation;                                      Tajikistan; Uzbekistan.

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