Leopards Belong in the Wild, Not on Living Room Walls

If we don't act now, Africa's leopards could be gone from the wild in our lifetimes.
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A dead impala, hung from a tree by a trophy hunter, lures an African leopard — and the elusive spotted cat draws near, taking the bait.

Hiding in bushes yards away, the trophy hunter shoots and kills the leopard. After posing for a picture, he'll then hang the stuffed body on a living-room wall.

We've taken legal action to halt leopard trophy imports to the U.S. These big cats need to be protected, not gunned down for sport.

Please help our fight for leopards with a gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund. Thanks to a generous advocate for wildlife, your gift today will be matched.

Scientists fear leopard populations in Africa are plummeting.

U.S. trophy hunters bring home more than half of all leopard trophies worldwide — an average of nearly 300 leopards shot in cold blood every year.

These creatures are losing their habitat and prey, dying in conflicts with humans, perishing for their coveted fur, and being gunned down by trophy hunters. All signs point to decline.

We filed suit because the Fish and Wildlife Service can't issue permits to bring leopard trophies into the United States without knowing how dire the leopard's situation is. Handing out permits without crucial information on this imperiled species isn't just reckless — it's illegal.

Stopping these imports is just a first step. The African leopard must also be listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. U.S. law restricts the import of trophies from endangered species and offers crucial funding and protections.

We're in the midst of a heartbreaking mass extinction, with 1 million species at risk.

If we don't act now, Africa's leopards could be gone from the wild in our lifetimes. We can't let that happen.

Please make a matched gift today to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

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Photo of leopard by Brett Hartl.
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