DISTRIBUTION, RELATIVE ABUNDANCE AND HABITAT USE BY MOUNTAIN UNGULATES IN PREK CHU CATCHMENT, KHANGCHENDZONGA BIOSPHERE RESERVE, SIKKIM, INDIA

@inproceedings{Bhattacharya2010DISTRIBUTIONRA,
  title={DISTRIBUTION, RELATIVE ABUNDANCE AND HABITAT USE BY MOUNTAIN UNGULATES IN PREK CHU CATCHMENT, KHANGCHENDZONGA BIOSPHERE RESERVE, SIKKIM, INDIA},
  author={Tapajit Bhattacharya and Tawqir Bashir and Kamal Poudyal and Sambandam Sathyakumar and Shikha Bisht and Goutam Kumar Saha},
  year={2010}
}
We assessed the distribution patterns and relative abundance of mountain ungulates in Prek Chu catchment of Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (BR) during 2008-2009 by sampling trails/transects, vantage points and using camera traps. Presence of goral (Naemorhaedus goral), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjac), serow (Naemorhaedus sumatraensis), musk deer (Moschus sp.) and blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) was confirmed through direct and indirect evidence. Presence of Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus… CONTINUE READING