ArmInfo.In the Tavush region Armenia will take measures to protect the Red Book leopard.
According to the Ministry of the Environment, deputy ministers Irina Kaplanyan and Vardan Melikyan visited the Yenokavan village, near which a few days ago, thanks to camera traps, a Caucasian leopard was photographed. Issues related to the protection of the leopard and raising the level of awareness of local residents were discussed with the governor of the region Hayk Chobanyan and the headman of Yenokavan Andranik Chibukhchyan.
Recall that a leopard was discovered in the Tavush region for the first time in 50 years. The last time an animal was seen on this territory in the 1970s. Tavush became the fourth region in Armenia where the leopard lives. The Armenian Highlands is the habitat of the Persian or Caucasian leopard (Panthera pardus tulliana). According to some reports, in the 1970s and 80s, leopard was quite common in Armenia. But over the years, the hunt for leopards has been so expanded that in 1987. leopard entered the Red Book of the Armenian SSR. Currently, the king of the Armenian mountains - the Caucasian leopard - is included in the Red Book of RA (2010) with status, as well as in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with the status .
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