Mapping connectivity and conflict risk to identify safe corridors for the Persian leopard

  title={Mapping connectivity and conflict risk to identify safe corridors for the Persian leopard},
  author={Arash Ghoddousi and Benjamin Bleyhl and Clara Sichau and Delaram Ashayeri and Peyman Moghadas and Pooriya Sepahvand and Amirhossein Kh Hamidi and Mahmood Soofi and Tobias Kuemmerle},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
Context Many large carnivores depend on habitat patches outside protected areas, as well as safe corridors between them. However, corridor assessments typically ignore potential conflicts between carnivores and people, which can undermine corridor effectiveness and thus conservation success. Objectives We identified safe dispersal corridors and conflict-prone movement bottlenecks for Persian leopard ( Panthera pardus saxicolor ) between protected areas in the Alborz Mountains, Iran, by mapping… 
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