Biggest leopard research project ever


From PRWeb:

Conserving Big Cats Works: Proof Published from South African Leopard Field Study

The Munyawana Leopard Research Project at Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal began in April 2002 and has been instrumental in the long-term conservation of local leopard populations.

Guided by Dr. Luke Hunter and Guy Balme from Panthera, the research is the most comprehensive study on leopards ever conducted, specifically in terms of the length of study, the number of leopards collared and the outputs generated from the research. Since inception, 64 leopards have been collared (the highest recorded in previous studies was 31), over 13000 locations logged and more than 1600 direct leopard observations made.

Mouse steals food from leopard: here. Probably, the rodent is a Northern red-backed vole.

Searching for leopards in the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa: here.

First leopard spotted on newly created wildlife reserve in South Africa: here.

2 thoughts on “Biggest leopard research project ever

  1. Scientists concerned about dwindling population of big cats

    Dehra Dun | Sunday, Sep 20 2009 IST

    Wildlife experts have expressed concern over the declining population of big cats like tigers, lions and leopards in the world at a seminar here.

    Speaking at 23rd Annual Research Seminar of Indian Institute of Wildlife here yesterday, S C De, president, Global Tiger Forum, said there were some one lakh tigers in the world at the beginning of 20th century, but now only few thousand tigers have survived.

    He said leopards existed in 17 African countries but now it is found only in Namibia and Botswana. Lion existed in 21 countries of the world few decades ago but now it is found only in 15 countries.

    The experts also discussed various ways of conserving wildlife.

    They also presented their research papers on various issues concerning wildlife conservation.

    — (UNI) —

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