Recent distribution data and conservation status of the leopard (Panthera pardus) in the Niger Delta (Nigeria)

  title={Recent distribution data and conservation status of the leopard (Panthera pardus) in the Niger Delta (Nigeria)},
  author={Edem Archibong Eniang and Godfrey C. Akani and N. Amadi and Daniele Dendi and Giovanni Amori and Luca Luiselli},
  journal={Tropical Zoology},
  pages={173 - 183}
The leopard (Panthera pardus) is increasingly threatened in West Africa, and is apparently very rare and has been driven to extinction across much of Nigeria. In the Niger Delta, where it is considered extremely threatened, with very few sightings in the last decades. In this study we document both direct (skins, footprints, scats, etc.) and indirect (village hunter’s interviews) signs of leopard presence in order to reconstruct leopard presence in the Niger Delta, across the period 2000–2015… 
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