Udayavni Special

From 8,000 in 2014, India’s leopard population increased to over 12,000 in 2018: Javadekar


PTI, Dec 21, 2020, 7:47 PM IST

India’s leopard population increased to over 12,000 in 2018 from around 8,000 in 2014, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Monday, asserting the rise in their numbers coming on the heels of similar reports on tigers, lions, shows the country is protecting its ecology and biodiversity well. Releasing the Status of Leopards in India 2018′ report, the minister said, the leopard population has been estimated using camera trapping method.

“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 said.

As per the report, India’s leopard population in 2018 was estimated at 12,852, with maximum big cats being found in Madhya Pradesh at 3,421, followed by Karnataka at 1,783 and Maharashtra 1,690.

As for region wise distribution, the highest number of 8,071 leopards were found in central India and eastern ghats, which include the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

In the western ghat region, which comprises Karnataka, Tamil Nadi, Goa and Kerala, there are 3,387 leopards while there are 1,253 leopards in Shivalik and Gangetic Plains which includes Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar.

In the northeast hills, there are just 141 leopards.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

K’taka makes strong pitch for more foreign investments in Dubai Expo 2020

Mere formality but BCCI invites application for head coach’s post

Lakhimpur incident: SKM to hold ‘Rail Roko’ on Oct 18 to demand dismissal, arrest of Union Minister

Bantwal: Land acquisition for BC Road-Addahole highway work completed

Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can’t be delayed

Kashmiris not involved in recent civilian killings: Farooq Abdullah

Decide on CM post will be taken after winning 2023 assembly election: Siddu

Related Articles More

Lakhimpur incident: SKM to hold ‘Rail Roko’ on Oct 18 to demand dismissal, arrest of Union Minister

Kashmiris not involved in recent civilian killings: Farooq Abdullah

Rahul slams govt over rising fuel prices

Kerala rains: PM speaks with CM Vijayan to discuss situation

Singhu border lynching: 3 accused sent to police remand, 2 SITs conducting probe

MUST WATCH

Raw Banana Flour | BAKAHU Shavige Preparation

Gowli Traditional Dance Performence at Dandeli

Mysore Dasara 2021 : Farewell to Dasara Elephants

Benefits of paddy farming

UDAYAVANI NEWS BULLETIN|17/10/2021


Latest Additions

K’taka makes strong pitch for more foreign investments in Dubai Expo 2020

Mere formality but BCCI invites application for head coach’s post

Lakhimpur incident: SKM to hold ‘Rail Roko’ on Oct 18 to demand dismissal, arrest of Union Minister

Mild quake in west Nepal; no damage, loss of life

Bantwal: Land acquisition for BC Road-Addahole highway work completed

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.