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WPSI's Leopard Poaching Statistcs


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
165 leopards killed in 2009
184 leopards killed in 2010
188 leopards killed in 2011
140 leopards killed in 2012
111 leopards killed in 2013
118 leopards killed in 2014
127 leopards killed in 2015
154 leopards killed in 2016


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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       Total                   85

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 Seizures                   
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TIGER POACHING 1994-2016

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 Poaching &            133
 Seizures             
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       Total                   353



LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2016
 Mortality                 282
 Poaching &             154
 Seizures             
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       Total                  436
     

LEOPARD POACHING 1994-2016


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