Are Dhole Packs in Peril?

Safeguarding these true underdogs of India’s tropical forests will require much greater resolve from scientists, wildlife managers and the government

Photo credit: Sudhir Shivaram

“India has set a stellar example being at the forefront of global efforts in scientific monitoring and conservation of tigers. It is time perhaps that we replicate these efforts to secure the future for dholes– the true underdogs of India’s tropical forests.”

“Despite its precarious status, the dhole remains one of the least-studied large carnivores in the world. India perhaps supports the largest number of dholes, with key populations found in three landscapes — Western Ghats, Central India and Northeast India.”

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