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Snow Leopard Presentation at Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo snow leopardOn Tuesday, February 10, 2015, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes guest speaker Dr. Rodney Jackson, Director and Founder of Snow Leopard Conservancy. The public is invited to attend this engaging evening and learn how poaching and illegal trading of the snow leopard’s exquisite fur and highly valued body parts are putting the animal in significant danger.

Not only are these beautiful animals being poached, snow leopards are also seen as a threat to farmers. The big cats are known to hunt domestic livestock, which is fueling a feud of farmer versus snow leopard. “Animals all over the world are challenged by sharing their habitat with people,” said Amy Gotliffe, Conservation Director at Oakland Zoo. “The term ‘Human-Wildlife Conflict’ has become more well-known for a reason. Organizations like Snow Leopard Conservancy give us hope that these conflicts can find resolutions. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jackson, who is renowned for conserving snow leopards. I know that this presentation will inspire our guests to believe that solutions to even the most complicated conflicts are possible, and that a peaceable kingdom for people and animals is in our future.” According to research by Snow Leopard Conservancy, it is estimated that there are only 4,500 – 7,500 wild snow leopards left in the world.

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