Conservation of a fragmented population of blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)

Prashanth, MB and Saravanan, A and Mathivanan, M and Ganesh, T (2016) Conservation of a fragmented population of blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra). Current Science, 111 (03). pp. 543-549. ISSN 0011-3891

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Abstract

The Vallanadu Blackbuck Sanctuary (VBS), Tamil Nadu, India is a small protected area (PA) designated to conserve blackbuck. We did a study on habitat use and suitability in the PA that has come under various management interventions. The occupancy of blackbuck was positively correlated with areas lying within the PA, but the encounter rate of blackbuck was significantly higher in areas outside the PA. Being small in size, VBS may not hold a large population of blackbucks, but may help in saving the species which once widely occurred in the southernmost parts of India.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blackbuck, conservation, grasslands, occupancy, protected area
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Journal Papers
Depositing User: Eprints Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 10:02
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 10:02
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/202

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