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Only 26 leopards left in PKL sanctuaries

The Times of India
12 Jan 2018

Two wildlife sanctuaries located in Panchkula, Bir Shakargah and Khol Hi-Raitan, has leopard according to the census of the forests and wildlife department of Haryana conducted in 2016.

Conservator of forests and wildlife ML Rajvanshisaid the wildilfe reserves spread across Panchkula, Morni, Pinjore, Kalka, Sukhna and Nalagarh starting from Kalesar near Yamunanagar have a total of 153 leopards.

Rajvanshi said leopard trend to stray out of their natural habitat which has becoming one of the reasons behind their deaths and the increased leopard attacks. He said, During winters, Cheetals, Barasinghas and Blue Bulls stray out of jungle to fields in search of food and following them leopards too stray out and get killed in road accidents.

He said Bir Shakargah and Khol Hi-Raitan are the only wildlife forest reserve with Panchkula which are situated at hill stations. The close encounters with leopards are a sign of overlapping habitats. Sightings, intrusions and death of four leopards in urban areas of Panchkula adjoining Morni hills have underlined the confict between man and nature. said Rajvanshi.

As per the estimate of Wildife Institute of India (WII), has 12000 to 14000 leopards but most of them are in high man-animal conflict zone.