New Survey Paints Hopeful Future for the Sri Lankan Leopard

The not-so-humble Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is one of Sri Lanka’s most charismatic creatures and can be found in many parts of our tropical island paradise.

When it comes to conservation, leopards get quite a great deal of attention. This is partly because they’re charismatic (and, by many definitions, cute) and also because they are a keystone species – their ecological value is quite high and because of their nature and their place within an ecosystem, protecting them protects a host of different species within their ecosystems, allowing for more thriving biodiversity overall.

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