Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sign: Snow leopards need your voice in Paris

Save the Endangered Snow Leopard from Climate Change Now
The endangered snow leopard thrives in freezing temperatures in Central Asia's mountains. But new research suggests that the big cat's habitat is vulnerable to climate change. One Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projection says that the "average annual mean warming will be about 3 °C by the 2050s and about 5 °C in the 2080’s over the Asian land mass, with temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau rising substantially more."

Warmer temperatures mean less snow leopards.
Experts fear that as much as 30 percent of the snow leopards in the Himalaya could disappear, and the remaining cats will experience heavy fragmentation. Climate change is just one more stressor bringing the endangered big cat closer to extinction. The big cat is believed to have declined by at least 20% over 16 years, thanks to: Habitat loss, prey depletion, poaching, the illegal trade, persecution and conflicts with locals.

But we can still save the snow leopard with the help of the United Nations.

It's imperative that the snow leopard be on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference's agenda. Please sign and share this petition urging that a strong agreement be made to fight climate change and save the snow leopard.

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