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WPSI's Leopard Poaching Statistics


The WILDLIFE PROTECTION SOCIETY OF INDIA (WPSI) works with government enforcement agencies to apprehend tiger and leopard poachers and traders throughout India. WPSI also makes every effort to investigate and verify any unnatural tiger or leopard death, or seizure of their parts.   

The following figures must represent only a fraction of the actual poaching and trade in leopard parts in India. The details below are compiled from  reports received from enforcement authorities, work carried out by WPSI, and other sources.

To date, WPSI has documented the following cases:

138 leopards killed in 1994
143 leopards killed in 1995
110 leopards killed in 1996
145 leopards killed in 1997
69 leopards killed in 1998
135 leopards killed in 1999
1,278 leopards killed in 2000
167 leopards killed in 2001
89 leopards killed in 2002
148 leopards killed in 2003
123 leopards killed in 2004
200 leopards killed in 2005
165 leopards killed in 2006
126 leopards killed in 2007
157 leopards killed in 2008
161 leopards killed in 2009
180 leopards killed in 2010
187 leopards killed in 2011
137 leopards killed in 2012
110 leopards killed in 2013

To reach an estimate of the magnitude of the poaching of leopards in India, it may be noted that the Customs authorities multiply known offences by ten to estimate the size of an illegal trade.

The illicit international demand for big cat skins along with the trade in bones and other parts for use in traditional oriental medicine, continues to be the main reason for the unrelenting poaching pressure on these endangered cats. There is virtually no market for either skins or bones of leopards within India.

 


 

 

 

 

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TIGER NEWS


Illegal Tiger Trade: Why Tigers Are Walking Gold, National Geographic,14th Mar, 2014

Green Tribunal pours cold water on construction in Thekkady Tiger Reserve, 12th Mar, 2014

TIGER DEATHS IN 2014
 Mortality                 17
 Poaching &             
 Seizures                    4
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       Total                   21

TIGER DEATHS IN 2013
 Mortality                  38
 Poaching &              42
 Seizures                   
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       Total                    80


TIGER POACHING 1994-2013

WILDLIFE NEWS


 Move to dehorn rhinos draws condemnation, 28th Mar., 2014


PMO pulled out all stops to weaken eco, forest norms, 28th Feb., 2014


LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2014
 Mortality                 59
 Poaching &             41
 Seizures             
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       Total                  100
     

LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2013
 Mortality               217
 Poaching &           110
 Seizures             
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       Total                 327


LEOPARD POACHING 1994-2013


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