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Climate Change Could Further Endanger Snow Leopards
Photo of a snow leopard by Eric Kilby/Flickr Creative Commons

Climate change is already destroying snow leopards’ habitats, and it could result in the species going extinct, according to a report from the World Wildlife Fund. The report was released on International Snow Leopard Day, on Friday October 23, 2015. The report noted that there are already only 4,000 snow leopards worldwide. That is 20 percent fewer snow leopards than just 16 years ago. If climate change continues eliminating their cold, mountainous habitats in Central Asia, snow leopard numbers could decrease further. However, researches noted that other factors such as poaching have also led to the shrinking numbers.

Read about the impact of climate change on snow leopards.

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