While it is difficult to obtain exact numbers for leopards in the wild I did find some information regarding likely snow leopard populations. It is estimated that across central Asia there are between 3,500 and 7,000 snow leopards left, and there are between 600 and 700 in zoos. You can see more detailed country by country specifics here http://www.snowleopard.org/catfactsclassroom/catfacts/population
As far as the leopard population goes, there are an estimated 14,000 leopards in India and 100,000 leopards remaining on the planet. http://www.india-wildlife-tours.com/wild-animals-in-india/indian-wildlife-leopard.html
The leopard’s range of distribution has decreased radically because of hunting and loss of habitat. Once distribiuted acros eastern and southern Asia and Arica, it is now chiiefuly found in sub-Saharan Africa, and fragmented populations in Pakistan, India, and China. It is considered as a “Near Threatened” species according to the IUCN.
Here’s a picture of the range of leopards past and present.
Worldwide the population of leopards is estimated around 100,000 with the majority of leopards in Africa.
The Amur leopard is considered to one of the most endangered big cats in the world. They estimate that there are only about 30-35 left in the wild. This leopard is found in eastern Russia and northern China.
In 1986 Panthera Pardus (Leopard spp.) was declared Vulnerable
In 1988 it was declared Threatened
In 1990 it remained in the Threatened category
In 1996 it moved down to Least Concern
In 2002 it remained in the Least Concern category
In 2008 it was reallocated to Near Threatened, where it has remained since then.
With 9 declared sub-species it’s difficult to pin point an accurate figure because scientists are in debate as to whether all sub-species should be lumped or if their population data should be split.
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