It is years that snare traps are removing the wildlife in northern Iran, particularly the Persian leopard. They are mainly deployed to control wild boar which harms rice farmlands. Therefore, people try to compensate high level of conflict with boars through arming their farmlands with snare traps, because they are mainly dependent to crops for their life. However, since the traps are working non-selectively, other animals are also vulnerable to be snared.
Recently, a young female leopard was killed in a snare trap around Mousha village in Dorfak Protected Area, northern Iran. The trap was not aimed for the leopard, but the abundant boars invading the rice farmlands during nighttime. Moreover, there was a rumor telling that the leopard