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"We have sent our proposals to China," said Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov, in charge of a state-sponsored programme to save the Amur leopard.

Ivanov said the leopards’ habitat had shrunk by half in the last 20 years with only 30-35 remaining in the Russian Far East and about 10 in neighbouring China and North Korea.

"The Amur leopard is on the brink of extinction," Ivanov told the Russian Geographical Society, blaming poaching, logging and forest fires. "We need to take urgent measures to save the leopard."

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