Earlier this week, People and Nature published new research from the Wildlife Conservation Society – India, examining the role of beliefs, myths and stories in influencing people’s perception of animals.
The study explores the relationship between humans and leopards in Himachal Pradesh, India, a rural landscape where humans and leopards have co-existed for decades. The aim of the study was to examine the factors other than socio-economics and ecology that contribute to the human-leopard relationship.
So what did the researchers discover? Find out here: