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Santago Rare Leopard Project

Mon Jun 29, 2009, 6:42 AM
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Today's Spotlight is on :iconphotosbykev: or rather his request for help in bringing this information to a greater audience. As my own preference is for wildlife and animal photography I thought I would do what I could to help in this endeavor. I have also created a stamp for those of you that would like to post them on your journals.  

:spotlight-left:  :iconphotosbykev:  :spotlight-right:

Extinction is forever by mhackett

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"Santago Rare Leopard Project - Threat of closure"

The Santago project, in the UK, is under imminent threat of closure unless money can be raised to fund a dramatic increase in the cost of public liability insurance required to keep the project running. The aim of the project is to breed the most endangered types of leopard, particularly the clouded and snow, to be released back into the wild in an attempt to avoid their extinction.

An unexpected hike in insurance, along with critical illness of owner Peter James, puts the popular Rare Cat Project, Santago, under threat of closure unless money is raised for his partner Jackie to continue.

A popular attraction with many photographers and the destination of many photography workshops, Santago was started in 1989 by Peter James and is now home to a variety of Clouded, Snow, African and Black Leopards as well as Puma; totalling 14 big cats.

Photographers who hold photography workshops at Santago, or have done in the past, include Keith Hughes, Chris Weston, Andy Rouse, David Hemmings, Brian Hall of EOS Experience and John Wright of Photographers on Safari.

Unfortunately, Santago have recently experienced problems with troublesome neighbours and to make matters worse Peter was diagnosed with a terminal illness just a year ago and is now in a critical state. To keep the project alive Peter's wife, Jackie, will take over the business, but she has to acquire a dangerous animal licence to allow Santago to continue. This licence requires public liability insurance, now only provided by specialist insurance companies, and initial estimates suggest this will cost over £7,000, an unexpected and dramatic increase from the previous £180 cost.

While providing 24 hour care for her husband, Jackie now has the added pressure of raising the insurance money by 31st December. If the sum is not raised, Santago is in danger of being closed down.

ePHOTOzine has stepped in to help raise awareness and prevent the project from closing. We are appealing for donations to fund the cause and help Jackie and Peter keep the rare cats.

If you can help in anyway to promote and support this valued Wildlife Project by donations or journal features I would be extremely grateful.


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The theme today? The Santago Project and snow leopards.

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Snow Leopard by chandito      Le seigneur des neiges by OceanLord
You woke me up for this? by Prowler7      :thumb36080186:
Ghost Cat by HeWhoWalksWithTigers      Human Moods: Relaxed by platinumweaver
Snow Leopard by MikahLah      Hunter by WhitePaws1
Winter Eyes by akeli      :thumb38474584:
:thumb68471257:      Snow Leopard WIP by mikebontoft
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snow leopard 003 by neverFading-stock      Potter Park: Snow Leopard II by j-ouroboros
Snow Leopard by lupies      Snow Leopard by Cameron-Jung
Window Washer by Justaminute      Promise by balaa

What animal would best suit your personality?
Youíre a relatively carefree person who likes spending time alone more often than with company. The home and social life arenít such an important factor to you as maintaining your independence away from the rabble of modern society. You are a hermit! I found this answer oddly funny considering my star sign in Cancer, and appropriate.
"The Animal Personality Test"

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  • Listening to: Bohren and der Club of Gore - Nightwolf
  • Reading: Glen Duncan - I, Lucifer
  • Watching: Monk
  • Playing: Oblivion!
  • Eating: Pasta
  • Drinking: Diet Coke with Lime



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YukoNinja Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Happy Birthday! I hope it's a wonderful one. ^^ :party:
justkebg Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Have a great day :) xxx
enigmista91 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Sorry for disturbing, I'm participating in a very important competition for me and to win I need likes on this youtube video.
Could you give me a hand and like this video?
amandas-sketches Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You have been featured: [link] Since it is a touchy subject, if you want your image taken down, I will not hesitate to do so. ;)
ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav: on my photo Amazing Grace Pack 01 [link] :w00t:
Renquist Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
I hope things are brighter. I'd enjoy it if you'd come play with me some time. Throw me around a little. I promise to go easy on you ;)
ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
PHft. Go easy on me. Why would I wish you to do that? Plus, I don't remember the place anymore. New computer, new links and such.

Renquist Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Heh. My site is

You'll know me on there and we have a chatbox if you'd like to stop by. I wouldn't mind writing with you again.
Renquist Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Mind. I would love it ;)
TessBlack Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you for the fave! :hug:
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