Exclusive images of critically endangered Javan leopard


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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is making available exclusive rare footage of the critically endangered Javan leopards (Panthera pardus melas) in their native habitat in western Java. Camera traps placed in an Indonesian national park recently captured striking, high-quality images of these elusive, enigmatic creatures in the wild as part of a research project to help monitor wildlife in an area less than 100 kilometers outside of Jakarta.

Media are invited to use the video footage, which can be found here: http://vimeopro.com/ciformedia/gunung-halimun-national-park (Password: ciformedia)

Photos of the leopard and other rare species can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cifor/sets/72157633482953564

Soon to be published are two feature stories in addition to a full-length video, which also documents the Zoological Society of London’s surprising discovery of the body of a tiger in the Sumatran jungle – the unintended victim of a trapper. To see the stories and video in English and Indonesian, visit forestsnews.cifor.org.

The multimedia package was produced by Catriona Moss. All stories were produced with Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-Share Alike License. Media are welcome to use all content as long as it is attributed correctly to CIFOR.


The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) advances human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity by conducting research to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries. CIFOR helps ensure that decision-making that affects forests is based on solid science and principles of good governance, and reflects the perspectives of developing countries and forest-dependent people. CIFOR is one of 15 centres within the CGIAR.


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