Are Large Cats Compatible with Modern Society on the Korean Peninsula?

@article{Jo2016AreLC,
  title={Are Large Cats Compatible with Modern Society on the Korean Peninsula?},
  author={Yeong-Seok Jo and J. Baccus},
  journal={Ecological Restoration},
  year={2016},
  volume={34},
  pages={173 - 183}
}
Large cat species were historically abundant in Korea; however, most vanished during the 20th century. We examined the causes of this demise and diagnosed the feasibiity of felid restoration in modern Korea. “Pest” control during the Japanese Invasion (1910–1945) eradicated Panthera tigris (Siberian tiger), and Panthera pardus (Amur leopard). Lynx lynx (Eurasian lynx) never inhabited South Korea and were rare in North Korea. Prionailurus bengalensis (leopard cat) was profuse, but habitat loss… Expand
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