Clinging To A Precipice Li Weidong Climate change is believed to be the culprit behind the Ili pika’s demise. As mountaintop glaciers melt, the animals have to climb to higher and higher elevations to find a permanently snowy habitat. Soon they may have nowhere else to go. Though the IUCN lists the Ili pika as endangered , CNN notes that the animal is not included on China’s List of Wildlife under Special State Protection. Nĭ Hăo, Ili Pika Li Weidong

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