Planning a systematic documentation of Indian Leopards and conflict issues

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#46 Feb 9th, 2012, 11:17
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Paleface: A document made by the MoEF last year on human-leopard conflict management...
http://moef.nic.in/downloads/public-...management.pdf

It's an interesting read....though it's a mystery why it was created only last year.One important point that the report mentions is that the media reports on these conflicts should be objective and not designed to provoke people against animals and create hysteria.

Kind of makes me wish that there was a modern day Jim Corbett, who'd make sure that only the man-eating animal was captured!
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#47 Feb 14th, 2012, 14:28
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Some more instances of leopard attack on humans...this time the reason cited is change in weather conditions... http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...icials-leopard
#48 Feb 19th, 2012, 00:44
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Originally Posted by Paleface View Post A friend sent me this, though i haven't looked to see if there any newspaper reports about it, not that it matters, the friend is authoritative.

ATTACKS by TRANSIENT LEOPARDS, in MUSSOORIE:

There have been two attacks on humans in the past week in the forested eastern parts of Mussoorie. Both were in Landour (south face) along Tehri Road. One victim got away with scratches, the other needed a bit of medical care, but his injuries are not serious. Both had been walking solo, one incident was even in broad daylight, at 5PM.
When is this report from, Pf? Because believe it or not, I arrived in Muss 3 days after there were 2 separate incidents of leopard attacks on Nepali labourers along Tehri Road (around 15 Dec 11) - this report reads a lot like that. One of the guys died in hospital in Dehradun a few days later though. Word from locals was it was a leopardess who had two cubs - must have felt the cubs were under threat (although there'e no confirmation that the labourers actually saw the cubs around at the time of attack).

It was reported in the local Muss press. Why didn't I mention it till now? Only just saw this thread.
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It was a facebook link to someone i met ages ago in DD and can't recall how and where?? and as you may well know being a mod (which used to mean to me decades ago two tone suits and tassle loafers) such links can get one into trouble.. so i'll have to play safe and fold...
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