INTERNATIONAL LEOPARD DAY 2023

A new portal dedicated to leopards (Panthera pardus) was launched by a predator conservation working group, on International Leopard Day, 2023 to promote and celebrate leopards worldwide.

The leopard is one of the five extant species in the genus Panthera.

It is a member of the cat family, Felidae.

Range:

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa
  2. Western and Central Asia,
  3. Southern Russia
  4. Indian subcontinent
  5. Southeast and East Asia.

Threats:

Habitat loss and fragmentation.

Conservation status:

IUCN Red List : Vulnerable

CITES: Appendix I

Trade is restricted to skins and body parts of 2,560 individuals in 11 sub-Saharan countries.

Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972: Schedule I

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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