Funding for this research was provided by:
People’s Trust for Endangered Species (NA)
Zoologische Gesellschaft für Arten- und Populationsschutz (NA)
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Received: 20 September 2019
Accepted: 30 January 2020
First Online: 10 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Capture and handling of leopards followed the guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists [CitationRef removed]. The Iranian Department of Environment reviewed all sampling, trapping and handling procedures and approved permits for the work conducted (93/16270). The trapping and handling protocol was also approved by the University of Oxford’s Ethical Review Committee (BMS-ERC-160614).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.