A complex approach to study the Amur leopard using camera traps in Protected Areas in the southwest of Primorsky Krai (Russian Far East)

Anna V. Vitkalova, Elena I. Shevtsova
2016 Nature Conservation Research: Zapovednaâ Nauka  
The paper describes the methodology and preliminary results of a complex camera trap study of the Amur leopard. The main studies were concentrated on protected areas: the Land of the Leopard National Park with its buffer zone and the Kedrovaya Pad' Biosphere Reserve, a total area of 3600 km 2 . The first results of the 2014-2015 survey period are presented. According to spatial capture-recapture analysis at least 57 adult Amur leopards occupied the Russian protected areas with the density of
more » ... ut 0.98 individuals/100 km 2 . The sex ratio (male : female) was 1:1.2. Five breeding females with 11 cubs were registered in 2014 and 9 females with 16 cubs in 2015. The basis was founded for long-term monitoring of and fundamental research on the Amur leopard in the protected areas in Primorsky Krai.
doi:10.24189/ncr.2016.027 fatcat:g6e3i4mll5asrfqh3oapndn4ky