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In the last four years, the Leopard number has increased by more than 1,000

Published on March 01, 2024
Current Context: The leopard population in India has seen a significant increase in the last four years. According to a report based on the fifth cycle of the leopard population estimation conducted in 2022, India’s leopard population is estimated at 13,874.
In the last four years, the Leopard number has increased by more than 1,000
  • This is an increase from the 12,852 leopards estimated in 2018.
  • This represents an approximate growth of 1,022 leopards, or nearly 8%.
  • The most significant uptick of 486 was in Madhya Pradesh.
  • However, it’s important to note that while several states reported improved leopard populations, states like Goa, Bihar, Telangana, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, and Odisha registered declines.
  • Conservation efforts continue to be crucial for maintaining and increasing the leopard population.


Q.1 How much has the leopard population in India increased from 2018 to 2022?
a. 486
b. 2,094
c. 1,558
d. 1,022
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