Russia and North Korea eye joint project to protect endangered Amur leopards | NK News
July 15, 2024
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Russia and North Korea eye joint project to protect endangered Amur leopards

Expert says countries may seek to ‘rewild’ rare species in DPRK, noting challenges due to lack of food and habitat

Russia and North Korea are exploring a joint project to protect critically endangered Amur leopards that were once indigenous to the Korean Peninsula, an undertaking that one expert said could see Moscow help Pyongyang reintroduce the species to its territory.

Alexander Kozlov, the Russian minister of ecology and natural resources, said the two sides are currently “discussing” the wildlife conservation project, according to Russia’s RIA News Agency. 

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