By no sense of the word am I a conservationist, but the more I learn about the Amur Leopard, the more it scares me.


Only 35 known individuals remain in the wild. Their official status is critically endangered, which means the species has an extremely high risk of becoming extinct. The Amur Leopard is the rarest big cat in the world.

I highly recommend you read this info page from as well as take a look at If you so choose, you can make a donation directly to ALTA (Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance) or buy a T-shirt. More ideas of ways to help are here too.

What these leopards need most from us is recognition! So spread the word - tell your friends at school, your coworkers, your roommates. The Amur leopard is not famous! We need to show the people who live near to the Amur leopards (Russian Far East) that the whole world cares about these animals.