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Leopard Panthera pardus at the Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India © Brian Hagan

Illuminating the Blind Spot A study on illegal trade in Leopard parts in India

Leopard Panthera pardus at the Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India © Brian Hagan

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Published 28th September 2012

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Four Leopards a week enter India’s illegal wildlife trade

New Delhi, India, 28th September 2012—At least four Leopards have been poached and their body parts entered into illegal wildlife trade every week for at least 10 years in India, according to TRAFFIC’s latest study “Illuminating the Blind Spot: A study on illegal trade in Leopard parts in India” launched today by Dr Divyabhanusinh Chavda, President, WWF-India. 

Illuminating the Blind Spot: A study on illegal trade in Leopard parts in India

Report author(s):
Rashid H. Raza, Devendar S. Chauhan, M. K. S. Pasha, Samir Sinha

Publication date:
September 2012


Notes:

TRAFFIC’s work on the Leopard trade in India is supported by WWF-India and WWF-UK. 


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