Madhya Pradesh leads in leopard population

Madhya Pradesh has reaffirmed its status as India’s premier big cat state, boasting the highest number of leopards in the country. According to a report released by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav, the state’s leopard population has risen from 3,421 in 2018 to 3,907. This places Madhya Pradesh ahead of other states like Maharashtra (1,985), Karnataka (1,879), and Tamil Nadu (1,070) in terms of leopard numbers. This comprehensive survey utilized robust scientific methodologies, including camera trapping, habitat analysis, and population combination, to assess leopard abundance accurately. The findings provide valuable insights into leopard taxonomy and conservation challenges. Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister Nagar Singh Chouhan applauded the department and all involved in wildlife conservation for this significant achievement.

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