The discovery gives hope to the world’s most elusive big cat, which calls home to some of the world’s tallest mountains. Between 4,500 and 7,500 snow leopards remain in the wild scattered across a dozen countries in Central Asia. Read more here. The discovery was made using camera traps high up in the remote Afghan north-east mountains. As with most wild animals, the leopard's greatest danger is from man: mainly poachers.
|Long-legged Borneo Rainbow Toad|
The frog too faces its greatest danger from Man; thus: the exact location - unfortunately in an area in Malaysia which is not protected - where these toxic frogs have been discovered is being kept a secret. Should the location be known, poachers would descend and hunt the toads. Amphibians are disappearing; fast disappearing. Currently, the ICUN estimates that about 41% of the world's amphibians are threatened with extinction; mainly due to diseases, poachers and human encroachment.