Counting cats for conservation: seasonal estimates of leopard density and drivers of distribution in the Serengeti

  title={Counting cats for conservation: seasonal estimates of leopard density and drivers of distribution in the Serengeti},
  author={Maximilian L. Allen and Shaodong Wang and Lucas O. Olson and Qing Li and Miha Krofel},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  pages={1 - 18}
Large carnivore conservation is important for ecosystem integrity and understanding drivers of their abundance is essential to guide conservation efforts. Leopard (Panthera pardus) populations are in a general state of decline, although local studies demonstrated large variation in their population trends and density estimates vary widely across their range. We used spatially-explicit capture-recapture models for unmarked populations with camera trap data from a citizen science project to… Expand
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