Snow leopards at risk as Himalayas face climate change 'crisis'

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Warming temperatures could cause over a third of the endangered big cats’ habitat to become uninhabitable, conservationists have warned
More than a third of the snow leopard’s mountain habitat could become uninhabitable for the endangered big cat because of climate change, conservationists have warned.
Warming temperatures could cause the tree line to shift up the mountains and cause farmers to plant crops and graze livestock at higher altitudes, squeezing the snow leopards into smaller ranges where they are more likely to come into conflict with humans. Continue reading…