This pelt of a clouded leopard.
The clouded leopard is vulnerable of becoming extinct due to poaching and habitat destruction. The beautiful coat of the clouded leopard is very unusual and some people believe the coat and their teeth have special powers to heal. Therefore, some people still hunt the animal even though it is illegal.
The clouded leopard is protected and it is illegal to sell or possess the pelt, teeth, paws, or other parts of the clouded leopards. If you attempt to bring some part of a clouded leopard into the United States, you will be arrested for violating the United States Endangered Species Act. If you are found guilty, you will be fined not more than $50,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
Your help is needed to save the clouded leopard from extinction. Everyone can help save the clouded leopard by:
1- Learn about the clouded leopard and spread the word to your family and friends about the need to save this beautiful creature. You can be an advocate for the clouded leopard by speaking up for their conservation at community events.
2- Adopt a Clouded Leopard! Although you may not be able to pet your sponsored leopard, the money you contribute to support the symbolic adoption will help further research, protect habitat. and fund conservation activities. Adopt a clouded leopard at:
Palm Oil fruit
Palm oil plantations are a common threat to the rainforest habitat of the clouded leopard. As the demand increases for Palm Oil, the threats to the existing lands only increases. If you will take the time to examine the label of the palm oil container you can ensure that you only purchase certified palm oil. Many of the food products that we eat are made with Palm Oil.
Look for this symbol on the label before buying.
The following products are made with Certified Sustainable Palm Oil:
The full list of food brand names of companies that use Certified Sustainable Palm Oil can be obtained by visiting the Point Defiance Zoo website.
Author: Linda Ralston
This blog is authored by Dr. Linda Ralston with the intent of educating tourists on how to be responsible and sustainable in their travel experiences. Check out the latest news with the Resort Manager's News . . . a free paper updated daily.