Human-leopard conflict is a complex issue influenced by political
and social attitudes, the biology of the species, and management
action. Effective management of conflict will have to strike a
balance between minimizing serious conflict (attacks on people)
and the long-term conservation of the leopard species. Although
the leopard is commoner and more resilient than other large cat
species that occur in India, it is poached in the largest numbers to meet the demand of the illegal wildlife trade. The leopard is very adaptable, and can live close to human habitations.