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Dia Mirza lends voice for environmental podcast

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Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) Actress-activist Dia Mirza has lent her voice to a snow leopard called Layla for an environmental podcast.

She featured in the podcast as the voice of a snow leopard named Layla, who lives in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan in central Asia — one of the few places where a number of endangered species still thrive.

This podcast is part of Run Wild, which is a collaboration between Runtastic, the UN Environmental Programme and Internet of Elephants.

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In the podcast, Dia as Layla talks about her life in the mountains, how she hunts for food (for her cubs) and why the encroaching human population is getting to be a real threat to her ilk.

Talking about th podcast, Dia said, “One snow leopard is killed every day. Today only 4,000 – 7500 leopards remain in the wild. I became Layla to help more people learn about our endangered species.”

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“I feel knowledge is at the heart of conservation. The more people know about species that are becoming extinct, the higher are the chances of people helping and becoming a part of the conservation process,” she added.

–IANS

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