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Arabian leopard

Panthera pardus nimr Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833

Description:

Critically Endangered Arabian leopard is one of rarest cat species that Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates struggle to sustain its population on the wild

Habitat:

Mountains and high altitudes valleys

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17 Comments

Linnea Joandi
Linnea Joandi 8 years ago

injica,

The Project Noah team has specified (added some instructions) for my mission. Hopefully it is clearer now...

Linnea Joandi
Linnea Joandi 8 years ago

Hi injica,

I´m a biginner when it comes to start new missions, that´s the only reason. I´m gonna consider your comment and try to specify it a bit. Any particular whishes?

Linnea Joandi
Linnea Joandi 8 years ago

Hi Mohamed,

Considering Ashley´s comment, you´re unfortunately not allowed to join my mission right now. But, if it (at some point) becomes global, then I´ll try to keep you in mind and ask you to join again.

Looking forward to that!

Best,
Lin

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Injica, I do not make the rules, but a site with this many users has to have rules or else it would be chaos all the time. The reason missions start out with a small radius is because many people create missions then never maintain them and stuff gets put into them that does not fit into the mission category. Once a user has shown that they are dedicated to a mission and take care of it, the ranger team will then decide whether it can be upgraded to include a whole continent or the world. Any of the global missions started out with a small range and were later upgraded. I explained all of this to Linnea on one of her spottings, and another ranger had previously told her this. Missions are designed in a way any user can create one, and if everyone was allowed to do a global mission then we would have a ton of the same missions. If you have any more questions, you can refer to our FAQ at the bottom of the page, or email the rangers at rangers@projectnoah.org.

injica
injica 8 years ago

I'm not Muhamed but I hope you reffered to me Linnea. Questions to Ashley: is that the reason why many of mission have changes their names over the last 6 months creating further complications for people who previously were fallowing the rules and what was written in missions, and (!) even commenting to adjust it- that should be Noah's job, coz obviously there was a change from the noah's side. And further question is, aren't you thinking that you are reducing one's creativity in that way? and things like stripes and spots ...maybe I totally don't understand what's happening here but it's to me totally not logical that such a mission shouldn't have anything to do with any radius. Filter is something else.... and you have missions like mimetic animals, how you define the radius here? And another question to Linnea: so why in the world did u specify SA...I mean you could say south part of A or sth. similar ...I mean your explanation in the mission is not very clear.

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

No Linnea, Project Noah has rules for a reason, and the rules say you need to abide by the 300 mile radius for the mission. If you can't follow these rules, your mission will be retired. Feel free to email the rangers if you have any further questions.

Linnea Joandi
Linnea Joandi 8 years ago

Hi Mohamed, thank you for asking.

The answer to your question is "not really". You see, when I created the mission they demanded me to restrict it to an area, but I wanted to have it for a global scale.

So, you´re still very welcome to join the mission (and I hope you´ll).

Best,
Lin

injica
injica 8 years ago

Beautiful colors on this big cat! ps. Linnea isn't that mission just for SA and around?

Linnea Joandi
Linnea Joandi 8 years ago

Hi Mohamed,

Join my mission "Stripes and spots", there you could add this lovely pic!

With regards,
Lin

Outstanding !

To Maria dB: this leopard form the smallest member of its genus and its population decreased greatly during last century due to habitat fragmentation ,over hunting of Nubian Ibex, change of behavior of some of its prey like Arabian Baboon which left there habitat in high altitudes and came down to cites for food and retaliatory killing in defense of livestock. According to last survey that done on 2006, fewer than 200 individuals of this species was recorded on 4 countries (Saudia Arabia, Yamen, Oman and United Arab Emirates)
for more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabian_leo...
http://www.arkive.org/arabian-leopard/pa...

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

I had not known about this group of leopards either; wonderful spotting. You could add it to the Captive Animals mission. If some are ever reintroduced into the wild, they can then go into the Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation mission.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow this is fantastic what a wonderful shot!

indianature
indianature 9 years ago

Lovely. I never knew there were leopards in Saudi!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

It's good to know it is being protected!

This photo was on protected area of Wild Life Research Center near Taif, KSA. there are a small population of this species of cat that Saudi Wildlife commission protect it and hope to use it in captive breeding program for reintroduce this beautiful cat to its normal range in wild

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Did you see this beauty in the wild? If not, what zoo or rehab center was it in?

Saudi Arabia

Spotted on Apr 4, 2012
Submitted on Jun 27, 2012

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