Ecosystem Reboot – Rehabilitation and Reintroduction to the Wild

CALL TO ACTION – Right now as you read this a leopard is dying in a snare in South Asia. Rehabilitation capacity building after a leopard has been caught in a snare is an important work on but PREVENTION is key, read more about LeopardEye which is also used in #AntiSnare.

As described in the video, snare traps are a brutal way of killing wildlife. Big cats are targeted but are also victims of snares set for bushmeat hunting or illegal control of wildlife perceived to threaten crops or livestock. Dealing with leopards injured in snare traps is problematic, costly and traumatic for the leopards involved. Prevention efforts are key but WildTiger will continue to assist as described below:

Leopard Rehabilitation, putting leopards back where they belong with Ecosystem Reboot.

Since early 2014 WildTiger has worked with various partners on different leopard rehabilitation projects. Please note that at all times the safety and security of big cats we help care for are our utmost priority so we do not publish release locations.

The philosophy of isolated recovery and soft release remain core to our philosophy regarding leopard rehabilitation. Currently we are working towards the aim to reform rehabilitation in Nepal for recovery from injury, rewilding and release in conjunction with our modus operandi of smaller, isolated rehab stations. The issue of leopards which have been involved in conflict situations and then held in captive facilities in poor conditions (in the guise of rescue centers/mini zoos) is a serious one. Rehabilitated leopards strategically placed in areas where key predators are needed means reboots of ecosystems, central to our thinking and actions.