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Clouded leopard: First film of new Asia big cat species

by Matt WalkerEditor, Earth NewsThe Sundaland clouded leopard, a recently described new species of big cat, has been caught on camera.The film, the first footage of the cat in the wild to be made public, has been released by scientists working in the Dermakot Forest Reserve in Malaysia.The Sundaland clouded leopard, only discovered to be a distinct species three years ago, is one of the least known and elusive of all cat species.Two more rare cats, the flat-headed cat and bay cat, were also photographed.Details of the discoveries are published in Read More

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Legislation to protect big cats in the wild advances

The Great Cats and Rare Canids Act gets overwhelming approval in House of Representatives.Posted: April 24, 2009, 3 a.m. EDTWildlife advocates are praising the recent passage of an act that seeks greater protections for endangered and iconic cat and dog species, including leopards, cheetahs and African wild dogs.The Great Cats and Rare Canids Act, introduced by Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., garnered overwhelming approval by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 21. Passage of the act supports conservation programs, educational resources and Read More