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Big Cats

african-lion-closeupNational Geographic has launched the Big Cat Initiative, an emergency intervention to halt the decline of big cats.

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About the Big Cats Initiative

From lions in Kenya to snow leopards in the Himalaya, the big cats of the world need help,. Lions, cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, and other top felines are quickly disappearing, all victims of habitat loss and degradation as well as conflicts with humans.

To address this critical situation, the National Geographic Society has launched the Big Cats Initiative, an emergency intervention to halt the alarming decline of big cats combined with longer-term strategies to restore populations. National Geographic is committed to immediately eliminating conflict points between humans and predators. “We no longer have the luxury of time when it comes to big cats,” says National Geographic Explorer–in-Residence Dereck Joubert. “They are in such a downward spiral that if we hesitate now, we will be responsible for extinctions across the globe. If there was ever a time to take action, it is now.”

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