Keys to making human and leopard coexistence possible
Understanding the value of leopards: This aspect is very much linked to perspectives be they positive or negative. If communities can have the mindset that leopards are needed on that they of value to human lives then the perceptions are ultimately positive. Ecological, financial and moral/spiritual/psychological aspects play their role in positive perspectives.
Sharing space in ways which benefit both parties: An important element to coexistence is how humans can safely negotiate their work, living and recreational space and this in turn means leopards can do the same. Allowing leopards to have their time and space to do what they need to do i.e. hunting, territorial movement and resting locations, is critical to maintaining balance in the coexistence paradigm.
Prey base management: Leopards are risk averse by nature and will hunt what is familiar and easiest for them. Maintaining natural prey populations and good livestock husbandry practices are important in making sure that leopards have adequate food supplies and are less tempted to attack domestic animals and humans.