India’s first leopard reserve offers lessons in coexistence, conservation

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Ecosystem conservation via community participation. Synopsis: Communities have long co-existed with leopards in Jhalana (Rajasthan) which is India’s first leopard reserve declared in 2016. Benefits of leopard conservation Stray dog population is kept under check Forest acts as a temperature and pollutant sink Leopards scavenge carcasses of cattle that villagers would otherwise… Continue reading India’s first leopard reserve offers lessons in coexistence, conservation