City Pulse

Leopards on the prowl, or are we?

February 13, 2016 By Team ICMYC
With Bengaluru outgrowing its limits, human interactions with wildlife have become inevitable -- a recent incident involving a leopard being the case in point. "It is entirely upon us whether these interactions escalate to human-wildlife conflicts", says Dr Abi Tamim Vanak, Fellow, ATREE, and Associate Professor at the Suri Sehgal Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation. Dr Vanak's research interests include human-subsidised carnivores and their interactions with wildlife at multiple levels as predators, competitors and vectors of pathogens, and human-wildlife conflict outside protected areas.