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Drivers of Leopard Density: Data (Rogan et al.)

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posted on 08.11.2021, 14:43 by Matt RoganMatt Rogan, Greg Distiller, Guy Balme, Ross Pitman, Gareth Mann, Shannon Dubay, Gareth Whittington-Jones, Lisa ThomasLisa Thomas, Joleen Broadfield, Thandiwe Knutson, M. Justin O'RiainM. Justin O'Riain
These data are the inputs for multi-session spatial capture-recapture models to investigate the drivers of leopard (Panthera pardus) density among and within 27 study sites in South Africa. The files are formatted for use with R package "secr" (see for more information). Data were collected by Panthera's Southern Africa Leopard Monitoring Program and processed by Panthera's Integrated Data Systems team. Contact Matt Rogan ( for information about the data presented here and for information about unprocessed camera-trap survey data.

The data consist of a multi-session capture history file (ms.chcapt.txt), 27 trap files (ms.chtrap[SITE].txt), and two spatial layers: a polygon shapefile denoting potential leopard habitat used to define the model statespace and a polygon shapefile denoting non-protected terrestrial areas of Southern Africa.

This is an initial release of the code and data for the Rogan et al. manuscript, "Troubled spots: Human impacts constrain the density of an apex predator inside protected areas," which has been provisionally accepted for publication in Ecological Applications.



Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa, University of Cape Town