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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.