Established in 2000, the Clouded Leopard Project is dedicated to preserving and protecting clouded leopard populations throughout countries in southeast Asia such as Thailand, Borneo, and Sumatra. They work to collect data related to clouded leopards and their habitats, as well as develop education-based initiatives to help raise awareness for clouded leopards and their conservation needs.
Why do they need our support?
The clouded leopard is listed as a vulnerable species, and there are less than 10,000 individuals left in the wild. Although they are technically protected in their native countries, their protection is not strongly enforced by authorities despite clouded leopards being the second most illegally traded wild cat.
How is the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo helping?
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is proud to financially support the Clouded Leopard Project, specifically the international partners who are working together to develop a viable self-sustaining clouded leopard breeding program in Thailand.