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Key tiger habitats in the Garo Hills of MeghalayaAuthor(s): Ashish Kumar; Bruce G. Marcot
Source: Journal of Chemo and Biosphere. 1(1): 90-98
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionWe describe assumed tiger habitat characteristics and attempt to identify potential tiger habitats in the Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, North East India. Conserving large forest tracts and protected wildlife habitats provides an opportunity for restoring populations of wide-ranging wildlife such as tigers and elephants. Based on limited field observations coupled with focused group discussion with local villagers and senior staff members of the wildlife wing of the State Forest Department of Megahlaya, we identified 20 localities in South Garo Hills, which if protected and managed for tiger conservation, could help restore this fast disappearing species. An integrated multidisciplinary landscape scale approach to wildlife management, including designation of intact forest corridors among protected areas and reserved forests, would greatly contribute to conservation of tigers and overall biodiversity of this region.
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CitationKumar, Ashish; Marcot, Bruce G. 2010. Key tiger habitats in the Garo Hills of Meghalaya. Journal of Chemo and Biosphere. 1(1): 90-98.
Keywordstiger, population viability, landscape approach, conservation, corridors, core habitats
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