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THE ZANZIBAR LEOPARD BELIEVED TO BE EXTINCT

-Is The Zanzibar Leopard (Panthera pardus adersi) Extinct
Helle V. Goldman1 and Martin T. Walsh

aJozani-Chwaka Bay Conservation Project, Commission for Natural Resources, P.O. Box 3526, Zanzibar, Tanzania,goldman@npolar.no

bNatural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4TB, U.K., kisutu@hotmail.com



1Current address: Norwegian Polar Institute, Polar Environmental Centre, N-9296 Tromsø, Norway.



ABSTRACTThe Zanzibar leopard, Panthera pardus adersi (Pocock, 1932), is a little-known island endemic assumed by some authorities to be extinct. In 1996 a survey of local practices, beliefs and knowledge about the leopard was conducted on Unguja Island. Data were collected through interviews with Zanzibaris in villages across the island and from official documents (records of the National Hunters). In total 52 village
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Added: Sep-22-2012 
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Tags: CATS, EXTINCT, LEOPARD, ANIMAL, WILDLIFE
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