Dia Mirza lends voice to environmental podcast

Actress-activist Mirza day has lent his voice to a snow leopard named Layla for a 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 several endangered species still thrive.

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

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 the 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.

I feel that knowledge is at the heart of conservation. The more people know about the species that are becoming extinct, the greater the chances that people will help and be part of the conservation process, he added.