Conservation challenges for the Arabian Leopard (Panthera pardus nimr) in the Western Highlands of Arabia

  title={Conservation challenges for the Arabian Leopard (Panthera pardus nimr) in the Western Highlands of Arabia},
  author={M. Zafar-ul Islam and Ahmed Boug and Jacky Judas and Abdullah As-Shehri},
  pages={188 - 197}
ABSTRACT A high proportion of Arabian leopard killings can be attributed to livestock protection. In the process of catching goats, sheep, young camels or other domestic animals, leopards often interfere with human activities and are considered by livestock farmers as direct competitors. With the ongoing decrease of natural prey species, such as Nubian ibex, rock hyrax, Arabian mountain gazelles and cape hare, leopards are now having to shift their diet to livestock. This naturally increases… Expand
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