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Program Big Cats Initiative

  • July 18, 2012—In spring 2012, conservationists fitted snow leopards with satellite collars in Afghanistan for the first time. Since then, one of the big cats has already roamed more than 160 kilometers (100 miles).

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists snow leopards as endangered, meaning they face "a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future." The team hopes its tracking data can spur protection of the leopards' Afghan habitat—and help ensure a rosier future for the rare cats.

  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    endangered species Noun

    organism threatened with extinction.

    Encyclopedic Entry: endangered species
    extinction Noun

    process of complete disappearance of a species from Earth.

    habitat Noun

    environment where an organism lives throughout the year or for shorter periods of time.

    Encyclopedic Entry: habitat
    International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Noun

    environmental organization concerned with preserving natural ecosystems and habitats.

    rare Adjective

    unusual or uncommon.

    research Noun

    scientific observations and investigation into a subject, usually following the scientific method: observation, hypothesis, prediction, experimentation, analysis, and conclusion.

    satellite tag Noun

    device attached to animals that can track their movement using satellites and GPS technology.

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