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Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to 'vulnerable' status<
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BANGKOK (AP) - Conservationists say the elusive snow leopard - long considered an endangered species - has been upgraded to "vulnerable."
The reclassification by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, follows a three-year assessment during which experts determined that the Himalayan big cat no longer numbered fewer than ...