The Persian leopard is a rare subspecies of Panthera pardus living across warzones and areas of civil unrest in the Middle East. Conserving this big cat in a troubled geographic region comes with a high degree of risk, uncertainty and challenge. Here, Tatjana Rosen discusses the groundbreaking work being done to help protect this subspecies from extinction – and the heroes who have put their own lives on the line to do so.
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Tatjana Rosen is the UNEP Vanishing Treasures Technical Adviser for Kyrgystan and Lead of Team Bars Turkmenistan. You can connect with her on Twitter here.