About the Leopard…

Mission Leopard, a WildTiger Initiative protecting the leopard, people and habitat...

Found in more than 60 countries but possibly having vanished in over 20, the leopard remains the most widespread of the big cats however the species is under constant threat through most of its range. This page will be updated through 2022 as we build an educational program aligned with a new leopard rehab station at Bardiya National Park in west Nepal, a place where leopards injured in snare traps (as well as other forms of injuries) can recover. More information at #AntiSnare and Leopard Rehabilitation.

Scientific Name Panthera pardus – Conservation Status VULNERABLE with a decreasing population globally.

Sub Species

African Leopard: Panthera pardus pardus – Conservation Status VULNERABLE

Amur Leopard: Panthera pardus orientalis – Conservation Status CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Arabian Leopard: Panthera pardus nimr – Conservation Status CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Indian Leopard: Panthera pardus fusca – Conservation Status VULNERABLE

Indochinese Leopard: Panthera pardus delacouri – Conservation Status CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Javan Leopard: Panthera pardus melas – Conservation Status ENDANGERED

Persian Leopard: Panthera pardus tulliana – Conservation Status ENDANGERED

Sri Lankan Leopard: Panthera pardus orientalis – Conservation Status VULNERABLE

To understand some of the main threats to the leopard read Snapshot. WildTiger currently has a focus on reducing trade in body parts of the Indian Leopard and is working in collaboration with relevant authorities and organizations. This page will be added to throughout 2022 with further content to give greater understanding, part of our emphasis on Mission Leopard during this current Year of the Tiger.