Credit Bank of Moscow has become the Guardian of an Amur Leopard at Moscow Zoo
Credit Bank of Moscow (CBM) has signed a partnership agreement with the Moscow Zoological Park, whereby CBM undertakes to cover the subsistence of an Amur leopard at the zoo during 12 months.
«Environmental responsibility is no longer a question of a narrow circle of specialists. And the shape of the world in which the next generation is going to live has much to do with corporate responsibility. We believe that everyone can contribute something to the preservation and augmentation of our natural treasures. The partnership with Moscow Zoo is not the only environmental project of our bank. Our projects aim to develop our corporate culture and initiatives of our employees and also to support important public initiatives, for example that seeking to preserve our forests», noted Vladimir Chubar, Chairman of the Management Board.
Preserving the population of Amur leopard is a topical issue of the national level. In April 2019, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, emphasised once again the importance of this task and praised the achievements on this count and the contribution of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which carries out a dedicated wildlife protection project «AMUR LEOPARD».
The Amur leopard (lat. Panthera pardus orientalis) is a feline predator, a leopard subspecies living in mountain coniferous & broadleaf forests of the Far East, at the border of three countries: Russia, China and North Korea. Now the Amur leopard verges on extinction, being the rarest leopard subspecies: as at 2017, only 87 individuals remained in their natural habitat in Russia.