CADI’s efforts to protect the Persian Leopard in Central Asia have been successful: as of 5 April 2021, the Persian Leopard is finally included in the Red Book of Kazakhstan.
The discovery of the Persian leopard in the Ustyurt State Nature Reserve (Kazakhstan) was made, among other things, with the help of camera traps, which the leopard has regularly walked into since 2018.
Based on the data, a scientific justification for the inclusion of the Persian leopard in the Red Book of Kazakhstan and an action plan for protecting the leopard in Kazakhstan were developed by the ACBK. The action plan is to be integrated into Kazakhstan’s legislation shortly.
With the new addition, the Kazakhstan Red Book now includes 400 plants and 133 vertebrate species.

Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor)