Interactions between Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) and leopard (Panthera pardus): implications for their conservation
Bengal tiger and common leopard belong to endangered species in Nepal and elsewhere. They share their prey species, thus one affects prey availability of the other, which may contribute to decline in numbers of these carnivores. However, data on these interactions are very rare.
The entitled study was carried out in Bardia-Katarniyaghat corridor forest, Bardia, Nepal.
- Top predator in the food pyramid,
- Umbrella species,
- Flagship of Terai PAs
- Protected (NPWC Act 2029)
- Endangered (IUCN Red List)
- Appendix I (CITES)
Tiger Monitoring in Chitwan National Park was conducted from 7th December, 2009 to 22nd March 2010 (22 Mangsir-8 Chaitra, 2067 BS) in the coordination of Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) with the support of WWF Nepal and National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC). First one month was used for sign survey and remaining 62 days was spent on camera trapping.