Why Is The Black Panther Endangered?


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Although black panthers
can adapt well to different environments and habitats, they are in
danger. Their population is shrinking along with their habitats.
Human beings are the biggest threat to the survival of black panthers.
The environmental changes, which cause the loss and deterioration of
natural habitats for black panthers, are also a big threat to black

The U.S. Endangered Species Act has listed leopards on the African continent as “Threatened” (South Africa) and “Endangered”
(the rest of Africa and Middle East & Asia). CITES, the agency
that classifies species internationally, has listed the leopard as
“vulnerable”. In the 1970s, all leopards were listed as vulnerable by
the World Conservation Union (IUCN), and international trade in leopard
was prohibited.

Threat From Human Beings

Black panthers, like all members of the big cat family, have no greater
enemy in nature than human beings. Farmers have killed them with poison
and traps to protect livestock or people. Hunters have killed them for
adventure and for their beautiful and precious furs.

Threat From the Environment

Human beings are moving into areas traditionally natural habitat and
communities for wildlife animals. Habitat loss and deterioration is
threatening the survival of black panthers. Environmental
contamination such as mercury and other chemicals is also a cause of
death of wild animals including black panthers.

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