The Arabian leopard – The World’s second rarest big cat now in utter peril

The Arabian leopard is very distinct and smallest of the subspecies of the leopard (Panthera pardus nimr). It is native to the Arabian Peninsula. For years is has been critically endangered with less than 150 animals possibly surviving in the wild today. Numbers are still declining and extinction seems inevitable in an area rive with human turmoil and high carnivore-human conflicts.

The ALF would like to endeavour a support campaign to reverse the decline and aid those in the field working to save the Arabian leopard, in particular the pressing and at times perilous work by the  Foundation for the Protection of the Arabian Leopard in Yemen (FPALY).

Please see the links below on David B. Stanton’s admirable work and plight for saving the Arabian leopard in Yemen.

Article about David’s work in Wildlife

Nightwatch – Catching Arabian Leopards with Camera Traps