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Leopard poaching 

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  • August 10, 2020
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Leopard poaching 

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Environment and Biodiversity; Conservation; Endangered species 

Basic info:  

According to study by TRAFFIC India – 

  • Out of the total of 747 leopard deaths between 2015-­2019 in India, 596 were linked to illegal wildlife trade and activities related to poaching.  
  • Leopard poaching highest in Uttarakhand, Maharashtra 

About TRAFFIC 

  • It is a leading wildlife trade monitoring network across the world.  
  • The NGO is working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. 
  •  TRAFFIC was established in 1976 by IUCN and WWF to respond to the growing threats posed by illegal wildlife trade and overexploitation. 
  •  India became a member of the programme in 1991. 

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