THE ARABIAN LEOPARD

In the rugged mountains and rocky desertscapes of the Arabian Peninsula, a magnificent creature known as the Arabian leopard once claimed its stake of the land around it.

The epitome of power and grace, the Arabian leopard is also
a symbol of adaptability and survival. But the creature faces numerous challenges in its quest for survival.

STRIVING FOR SURVIVAL

Rapid urbanisation and habitat destruction brought about by human activities pose a grave threat, and the leopard has had to adapt to a changing world.

As the Arabian leopard's habitat diminished, so did its numbers, with precious few of this ‘Critically Endangered’ Big Cat species left in the Arabian Peninsula today since its emergence some half a million years ago.

CONSERVATION AND COEXISTENCE

Amidst the encroaching threat of extinction, conservationists, wildlife enthusiasts, and the people of Arabia recognised the urgent need to protect their iconic leopard.

Through the Arabian Leopard Conservation Breeding Programme’s efforts, a revival of the population of this emblem of Saudi Arabia is slowly becoming a reality, as a dedicated team actively pursue a reintroduction of these magnificent cats back into the wild lands of Saudi Arabia.

A LEAP OF HOPE

The story of the Arabian leopard teaches us that we have a responsibility to protect and preserve the biodiversity that surrounds us, so that future generations can marvel at the beauty and majesty of these incredible creatures.

Together, we can preserve the legacy of the Arabian leopard and ensure that this mesmerising creature continues to prowl the ancient sands of Arabia. 

On February 10, we celebrate International Arabian Leopard Day, weaving a tale of survival, triumph, and sustainability for generations to come.

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