LARGE WILDLIFE POPULATION IN BAGHMARA BUFFER ZONE COMMUNITY FOREST, NEPAL

Authors

  • B. K. Sharma Department of Zoology, Mizoram University
  • M. K. Chalise Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
  • G. S. Solanki Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/eco.v18i0.9411

Keywords:

Baghmara community forest, Buffer zone, Large wildlife census

Abstract

A year round monitoring of large wild mammals was conducted from April 2010 to March 2011 in Baghmara Buffer Zone Community forest at central lowland area of Nepal. The main objective of the study was to assess large wild mammals’ population in pre– and post– community management period. Direct observations either by establishment of transects passing through different habitats or scan count of the total area were applied to find out the population of large mammals. During precommunity management period, only two large wild mammals were reported, and one was resident and other was frequent visitor from nearby National Park. In the post-community management period, the number of resident large mammals increased to nine species. Now the area has become a safe breeding habitat for those large mammals.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/eco.v18i0.9411

Ecoprint: An International Journal of Ecology

Vol. 18, 2011

Page: 55-62

Uploaded date: 12/22/2013

 

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2013-12-21

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Sharma, B. K., Chalise, M. K., & Solanki, G. S. (2013). LARGE WILDLIFE POPULATION IN BAGHMARA BUFFER ZONE COMMUNITY FOREST, NEPAL. Ecoprint: An International Journal of Ecology, 18, 55–62. https://doi.org/10.3126/eco.v18i0.9411

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