Conservation Regime and Local Population Ecology of Sarus Crane (Grus antigone antigone) in West-Central Region of Nepal

Authors

  • Achyut Aryal The Biodiversity Research and Training Forum (BRTF)
  • Tej Kumar Shrestha The Biodiversity Research and Training Forum (BRTF)
  • Dhriti Shree Sen The Biodiversity Research and Training Forum (BRTF)
  • Baburam Upreti District Forest Office, Chitwan
  • Nawaraj Gautam The Biodiversity Research and Training Forum (BRTF)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jowe.v3i0.2224

Keywords:

Sarus crane, threatened, low land, wetlands

Abstract

The research explores the current and future conservation regime, and local population ecology of globally threatened water bird Sarus Crane (Grus antigone antigone) in Rupandehi, and Kapilvastu districts of Nepal. The study strongly recommended to declaring certain areas of these districts as a Sarus Crane Conservation Area (SCCA) for its future better management regime.

A total of 168 Sarus Cranes were recorded in the area (100 in Rupandehi and 68 in Kapilvastu district). Overall population density of Sarus Crane was 9.3 individual/100 km2. Seventy percent of Sarus Cranes were using farmland while 30% using wetland as a regular habitat. Current threats to the Sarus Crane population are habitat loss and degradation, high electrical cable line, sugar cane cultivation surrounding the Sarus crane habitat, dam and cementation in water canal, water pollution due to nutrients and chemical leakage in water bodies, environmental contamination and other anthropogenic causes.  

Key words: Sarus crane, threatened, low land, wetlands

DOI: 10.3126/jowe.v3i0.2224

Journal of Wetlands Ecology, (2009) Vol. 3, pp 1-11

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Published

2009-12-11

How to Cite

Aryal, A., Shrestha, T. K., Sen, D. S., Upreti, B., & Gautam, N. (2009). Conservation Regime and Local Population Ecology of Sarus Crane (Grus antigone antigone) in West-Central Region of Nepal. Journal of Wetlands Ecology, 3, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.3126/jowe.v3i0.2224

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