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Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus
The Caucasus is one of the most diverse places on earth, with more species per acre than any other temperate zone. Leopards still roam here, only a few hours from central Europe, and conservation strategy is one of the few examples of inter-country collaboration in this region. A fascinating blend of culture, society and traditional life set in a history of fragmentation and conflict.
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Students highlight the plight of the Caucasian (Persian) Leopard

A video made by geography students as part of the BBC Planet Earth project at school. "SAVE THE LEOPARD Save the spectacular "Caucasus" or "Persian" leopard.

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Nurturing Wildlife in War-Torn Afghanistan

Nurturing Wildlife in War-Torn Afghanistan | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it

Recent camera trap images from the rocky terrain of Afghanistan’s central highlands have revealed a surprise: a Persian leopard, an apex predator long thought to have disappeared from the region.

 

 

For full video: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/nurturing-wildlife-in-war-torn-afghanistan/

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Cat Fighters | VICE

Cat Fighters | VICE | Saving the Wild: Nature Conservation in the Caucasus | Scoop.it
Back in the early 90s they fought alone to protect their villages from enemy fire, while tens of thousands of people died. Now, that the last 20 (or less) Caucasian leopards living in the area are facing extinction, the war torn Nagorno-Karabakh enclave has finally become a matter of international concern, and the old war veterans have received all the supplies they need. To save the cats.
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