To be sure, there is another dimension to the leopard problem in Tanzania - namely, the wildlife department has imposed a size limit on leopards in an attempt to reduce the taking of females and small males. According to a June 28, 1999 letter from the Director of Wildlife, E.L.M. Severre, a leopard must measure not less than 130 centimeters from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail at the time of export. "Trophies below this size will be confiscated by the government and will not be allowed for export under any circumstances," Severre writes in the aforementioned letter. It is not clear at this point how many trophies have been blocked for export as being too small, but clients with blocked trophies may want to explore this angle.