Leopard population increases by 60% in the country
- Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar released the Status of Leopard in India 2018 report.
- Mr Javadekar announced that India now has 12,852 leopards.
- He said, more than 60% increase has been recorded in the leopard population over the previous estimate which was conducted in 2014.
- Mr Javadekar remarked that monitoring of the tiger in India has clearly shown its umbrella role in the ecosystem, which has shed light on other charismatic species like the Leopard.