Journal Article

2014

Sanjay GubbiH C PoorneshaAnnapoorna DaithotaN S Harish
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Roads emerging as a critical threat to leopards in India?

Leopards (Panthera pardus) face severe threat from poaching, loss of habitat and killing in retaliation to conflict. However, in India a new threat appears to be emerging in the form of vehicle accident mortalities. In the past 60 months 23 leopards have been recorded as killed due to road accidents in the southern Indian state of Karnataka alone. When roads overlap with important wildlife habitats, considerable scrutiny and critical conservation planning is urgently required

Cat News 60 Spring 2014 (30)