Three year study of historic leopard range in Africa, Asia and Middle East documents loss of 75% of their range. Source scientific journal PeerJ. Leopards have almost disappeared from vast areas of China, Southeast Asia and Arabian peninsula,
while African leopards are facing challenges in the north and east. The causes have a lot to do with clashes with humans due to expanding of farm lands, conflicts with livestock owners, illegal trade in leopard parts, trophy hunting and declining prey.
Action is needed now using models learned from other species preservation programs to create a win win for people as they
learn about and gain from adopting sustainable practices that benefit their communities and economies including employment and economic gains from preserving this unique and magnificent creature.