Emily J. Gertz, from TakePart, shares how the critically endangered Amur leopard is making a come back in the wild and moving further away from extinction. What used to be a population of 40 (can you believe that), has almost doubled in size, in the past seven years.
The Amur leopard once thriving in China, Korea, and Russia, can now only be spotted in a small area in Russia. The increase of population can be credited to Russian agencies which created Land of the Leopard National Park and strengthened anti-poaching efforts. While there is still a lot of work to be done, this proves that our endangered animals can be saved. It is not an impossible task and hopefully other endangered animals will see the same progress.