Elusive Snow Leopards No Longer Considered Endangered
Wochit Headline News - Saturday, 16 September 2017 (1 week ago)
The conservation status of snow leopards has been improved from "endangered" to “vulnerable.” The decision was made by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the global standard for assessing extinction risk. However, experts warn the species still faces serious threats from poaching and habitat destruction. Snow leopards were first listed as endangered by the IUCN in 1972.