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Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) and Riparian Wildlife Corridors: A Case Study from Lesser- Himalayan Zone of Uttarakhand

  title={Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) and Riparian Wildlife Corridors: A Case Study from Lesser- Himalayan Zone of Uttarakhand},
  author={Ritesh Mohan Joshi and Rambir Singh and Ganesh Pant},
Developmental activities are increasingly recognized as the cause of habitat fragmentation and shrinking of wildlife corridors. This study assessed the status and importance of the Chilla - Motichur and Khara - Anjani riparian wildlife corridor in northern India. We review the potential involvement of developmental activities in the recent past, which has affected frequent movement of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) within their home range. These corridors linking the Chilla forest with… 

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