The Javan Leopard (panthera pardus melas) is a critically endangered sub species found only on the Indonesian island of Java. The big cat is the apex predator on the island after the extinction of the Javan tiger. Poaching and habitat encroachment (resulting in human-leopard conflict) are the main threats to the sub species.
The Leopard Task Force (LTF) is currently (2017) assessing the situation and forming a strategic plan to increase conservation efforts. The Javan leopard is one of the world’s most endangered big cats and is considered a barometer in gauging overall efforts to protect the leopard throughout its global range.
The LTF will begin implementation of conservation strategies throughout 2018 and will bring a post dry season report (November) describing progress.