formosan clouded leopard extinct

extict cloud leopard

人類的過份開發和盜獵導致台灣雲豹的棲息環境每況愈下,台灣雲豹的足跡已有五十多年沒有被發現過。有研究團隊用了過千部自動照相機、二百多個氣味陷阱和十三年的時間去追蹤雲豹,但結果也是徒勞無功。
近日台灣雲豹被正式宣佈為已絕種動物,將會從被保育物種名錄中除名。
去年&dear曾經做過一隻雲豹的紙牌公仔,沒想到只隔一年的時間,雲豹的一亞種經不存在了。
很多東西真的不要等失去了才後悔沒有好好珍惜……

The Formosan Clouded Leopard, a Clouded-Leopard subspecies native to Taiwan, is now extinct. Overwhelming urbanization activities and illegal hunting were thought to be blamed.
Taiwanese and American Zoologists had been searching for the animal for 13 years, they had even set up over a thousand infra-red cameras and hundreds of scent traps to track down the animal in the Taiwanese mountains, but the efforts were futile. It’s been recently declared extinct.

&dear made a paper clouded leopard last year, and it’s saddening to learn that its beautiful subspecies no longer exist. We should take this as a lesson and learn to cherish things before they are long gone.

http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/china_world/20130430/00178_024.html?pubdate=20130430

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/01/18005967-clouded-leopard-declared-extinct-in-taiwan?lite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6XBJ9k_itk

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