Leopardi in Italia

Anche se in Italia esistono ancora molti boschi e spazi verdi, la costruzione di strade e centri abitati sta riducendo gli habitat di molti animali selvatici. Per questo in molte aree si sono creati dei parchi per custodire la flora e la fauna tipica del nostro paese. Ma non solo.

Infatti tra gli animali selvatici tipici dei nostri boschi immaginiamo lupi, orsi, cervi e scoiattoli, ma di certo non leopardi. Eppure, in un parco nel nord Italia, a Novara, sono ospitati alcuni esemplari di leopardo delle nevi, una specie originaria dell’Himalaya e a fortissimo rischio di estinzione.

Questo progetto internazionale per la conservazione delle specie ha dato i primi frutti: a settembre infatti sono nati due cuccioli di leopardo delle nevi. Speriamo che presto ne nascano altri, e che in futuro questa specie non sia più in pericolo, ma torni a popolare l’Himalaya.

Italian leopards

Italy is full of green areas and woods, but the construction of new roads and cities has reduced the habitat of many wild animals. To protect and preserve the local flora and fauna has been created some parks in various areas of the country. But the goal is not only to protect the animal who usually live here.

Wolves, bears, deers, and squirrels: these are the typical animal who lives in the Italian woods. But in a park in the North of Italy, near the city of Novara, now there are also some leopards. These are snow leopards that come from the Himalaya and that currently rick extinction.

This international project designed to preserve some animal species is definitively working: in September were born two little snow leopards. Hopefully, some others will grow and maybe in the future snow leopards will be no more at risk of extinction and can go back to Himalaya.


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