12,852 leopards in the country, 60% increase in the last four years

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New Delhi, 21 December: The number of leopards in the country has increased by 60 per cent.

In this regard, Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Monday released a detailed report on the number of leopards present in the country.

According to the 2018 report, there are 12,852 leopards in the country, compared to 7910 leopards in 2014.

On this occasion Prakash Javadekar said that in the last five years, the work of conservation of wildlife and biodiversity in the country has increased the number of tigers, lions and leopards.

Javadekar apprised that Madhya Pradesh is number one in the number of leopards, followed by Karnataka with 1783 leopards and Maharashtra with 1690 leopards.

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