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decline in worldwide cheetah population

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#1 jeffb

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:03 PM

Here's a new article estimating total cheetah population worldwide at 7100 and calling for cheetahs to be listed by IUCN as an endangered species.

http://www.pnas.org/...122114.abstract

 

 

 



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 05:18 PM

Perhaps endangered rather than vulnerable will help.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 05:30 PM

@Atravelynn it certainly would. As I know it there is a threat to the cheetah population from wealthy people in the gulf who wish to keep them as pets. Perhaps they are easier to tame than other big cats,but they shouldn't be kept as pets.



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:06 AM

There are all sorts of fancy domestic breeds now that resemble cats in the wild.  You can even get cats with spots.  If only they'd buy those instead of removing species from the wild.  But money gets what money wants.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:58 AM

wild animals are not pets 

 

getting attacked by your wild animal pet could really hurt

 

love cheetahs  get a good pictorial book , put photos on your wall , visit them in the wild but don't have one as a pet    

 

real action is needed

 

a change of status might help with awareness and funding


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:29 AM

if you don't want to pay the access fee or are not a subscriber  a more detailed report can be found at sciencedaily news  http://www.scienceda...1226211232.html


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