Carnivore-Caused Livestock Mortality in Trans-Himalaya

  title={Carnivore-Caused Livestock Mortality in Trans-Himalaya},
  author={Tsewang Namgail and Joseph L. Fox and Yash Veer Bhatnagar},
  journal={Environmental Management},
The loss of livestock to wild predators is an important livelihood concern among Trans-Himalayan pastoralists. Because of the remoteness and inaccessibility of the region, few studies have been carried out to quantify livestock depredation by wild predators. In the present study, we assessed the intensity of livestock depredation by snow leopard Uncia uncia, Tibetan wolf Canis lupus chanku, and Eurasian lynx Lynx l. isabellina in three villages, namely Gya, Rumtse, and Sasoma, within the… 
Livestock depredation by large predators and its implications for conservation and livelihoods in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan
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Human–carnivore conflict: ecological and economical sustainability of predation on livestock by snow leopard and other carnivores in the Himalaya
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Livestock depredation by snow leopard and Tibetan wolf: Implications for herders’ livelihoods in Wangchuck Centennial National Park, Bhutan
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Livestock depredation by large carnivores in the Indian trans-Himalaya: conflict perceptions and conservation prospects
  • C. Mishra
  • Environmental Science
    Environmental Conservation
  • 1997
Analysis of the alleged economic loss due to livestock depredation by the snow leopard and the wolf, and the retaliatory responses of an agro-pastoral community around Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary in the Indian trans-Himalaya suggests the need to address the problem of increasing livestock holding in the long run is emphasized.
Reducing Livestock Depredation Losses In The Nepalese Himalaya
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High altitude survival: conflicts between pastoralism and wildlife in the Trans-Himalaya
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The Role of Incentive Programs in Conserving the Snow Leopard
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Wild cats status survey and conservation action plan
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