Les hommes ont oublié cette vérité. Mais tu ne dois pas l'oublier, dit le renard. Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé.
Le Petit Prince, chap. 21

Monday, 2 December 2013

Feral dog threats to Snow leopard

Jackson, RM, Mallon, D, Sharma, RK, Suryawanshi, KS, & Mishra, C. 2013. Snow Leopard Survival Strategy. Version 2013.1, Snow Leopard Network.

Two main impacts of feral dogs to Snow Leopard

Feral Dogs Attacking Snow Leopard and Prey: In a number of localized areas, packs of feral dogs are increasingly damaging the snow leopard’s natural prey base. In India, for example, such packs are especially prolific around military encampments and townships supporting tourism. Elsewhere, they congregate along tourist trekking routes, including well-travelled routes in Nepal and Bhutan and monasteries.

There are new and emerging threats to snow leopards or their habitats that need better understanding. For instance, a growing population of feral dogs locally poses threats such as disease transmission to snow leopards and other carnivores.

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