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The conservation World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has warned that climate change is threatening the of the snow leopard in the Himalayas. Its Snow Leopard Programme says rising are shrinking the natural of the big cat to the point that snow leopards could become . In a new report, the charity says that up to a third of the areas where the leopards live could become . Much of the flora and the animals need to survive could disappear in warmer temperatures. The WWF said: "The Himalayas region will face a crisis if we choose to ignore climate change…We risk losing majestic such as the snow leopard."

It isn't just climate change that is posing a serious to the future of the snow leopard. A of activities from humans is also adding to the the animals face. Snow leopards are sought after for their fur and body . More and more are joining this lucrative, illegal trade and are killing the animals. The leopards are also being killed by farmers who are trying to protect their . As the natural prey of the snow leopards is decreasing, the animals are venturing into inhabited by humans and killing farm animals. The result is the shoot the leopards. The WWF released its report on Friday, which was the International Snow Leopard Day.

 
 

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