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India’s Leopard Population Increased To Over 12,000 In 2018, Odisha Among States With Highest Count

New Delhi: India’s leopard inhabitants elevated to over 12,000 in 2018 from round 8,000 in 2014, Setting Minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned Monday, asserting the rise of their numbers approaching the heels of comparable stories on tigers, lions, exhibits the nation is defending its ecology and biodiversity effectively.

Releasing the Standing of Leopards in India 2018′ report, the minister mentioned, the leopard inhabitants has been estimated utilizing digital camera trapping methodology.

“There were 8,000 leopards in 2014. Increase in the population of tigers, Asiatic lions and now leopards, shows how India is protecting its environment, ecology and biodiversity,” he mentioned.

As per the report, India’s leopard inhabitants in 2018 was estimated at 12,852, with most massive cats being present in Madhya Pradesh at 3,421, adopted by Karnataka at 1,783 and Maharashtra 1,690.

As for area sensible distribution, the very best variety of 8,071 leopards have been present in central India and japanese ghats, which embody the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Within the western ghat area, which contains Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Kerala, there are 3,387 leopards whereas there are 1,253 leopards in Shivalik and Gangetic Plains which incorporates Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar.

Within the northeast hills, there are simply 141 leopards.

(With PTI Inputs)

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