Does India deserve big cats like the leopard?
2011 - 356 leopards were killed in 365 days in India.
2012 - the number of dead leopards is even increasing.
Most leopards are killed due to poaching, speeding cars and slaughtered by angry villagers.
The cheetah was the first big cat to get extinct in India, the tiger still is very much endangered, but in the way it is going now leopard will be the next big cat to get extinct in the wild in India. Unless.....
We can convince the government of India that it is the time for them to start acting now. Let them show us they are capable of saving the remaining leopards in their country. Together with all the signatures we will also hand them our "do & don't" list - how to live peacefully close to leopards, if behaving the right way.
Please everybody sign this petition and support our projects to save the incredible leopard in their natural habitat in India.
Babette de Jonge
Wild Cats World
With this petition we like to draw your attention to the every day increasing conflicts between villagers and leopards in your country. By this so-called mob-mentality, as well as by poaching, hunting, speeding cars, last year (2011) 356 leopards lost their lives in 365 days, and this year the numbers are even increasing.
Please show you care, and offer your help to firstly let the people live peacefully close to the leopards by educating the local people how to behave, and secondly to try and save what's left of the numbers of leopards in India. Cheetah is already extinct, tigers are still very much endangered, but in this way leopard will be the next big cat to get extinct in your country.
We, supported by all people who signed this petition, cannot just let this happening. We respect this great cat too much - and it is about time you start doing this as well!
Babette de Jonge
Manager Wild Cats World
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