The North China Leopard ( Panthera pardus japonensis ), the type specimen of this Chinese endemic leopard subspecies was collected from Beijing in the 19th century. For the North China Leopard who has a registered permanent residence in Beijing, Beijing is its home.
From the perspective of habitat, the Taihang Mountains and the Yanshan Mountains are a continuous and complete habitat for the North China leopards. Leopards will spread along the mountains and establish territories. Beijing, where the two mountains meet, has a mountain area of more than 10,000 square kilometers and is their important home. .
In the past, the North China leopards in Hebei and Shanxi could go all the way to Beijing along the Taihang Mountains, or all the way south into Henan and even the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi.
However, in the past 50 years, this natural path of proliferation has no longer been smooth. Highways cut off mountains, villages, and farmland and encroach on forests. Habitats have shrunk. Animal clamps, power grids, and wire sets have been repeatedly banned. Wild boars, roe deer and other prey have also been reduced. The spread of North China leopards is becoming more and more limited. The population is gradually becoming islands, and the remaining individuals can only go to extinction.
After 2005, Beijing has never seen the North China leopard again.
Bringing the leopard home means returning the disappeared North China leopard back to Beijing. This means repairing the spreading corridors, awakening people’s attention and enthusiasm for the wilderness around them, allowing people to live in harmony with the Nature Society, and bringing the Taihang Mountains back to life. Rejuvenate and grow a soul.
In a word, in the name of the leopard, restore the wilderness and hearts of North China.