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Saurashtra University (2015)

Ecology of golden jackal canis aureus in Sariska tiger reserve Rajasthan

Chourasia, Pooja

Titre : Ecology of golden jackal canis aureus in Sariska tiger reserve Rajasthan

Auteur : Chourasia, Pooja

Université de soutenance : Saurashtra University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Wildlife Science 2015

Descriptif
This study will vitally improve our state of knowledge to protect jackal and assist the development of theory on their social structure, behavior and habitat preferences in forested ecosystem. The study will help in suggesting localized monitoring mechanisms wherever necessary as this is important in minimizing surprise cases of extinction. The objectives of this study are as follows :- 1. To determine the abundance of golden jackal. 2. To estimate the food availability, food habits and dietary niche overlap between golden jackal and other meso-carnivores. 3. To evaluate the den site selection by golden jackal and, 4. To evaluate the habitat use by golden jackal.

The study was conducted from 2010-2013 in Sariska Tiger Reserve (79° 17’ to 76°34’N and Latitude : 27° 5’ to 27° 33’ E), Rajasthan. I selected 160 km2 of intensive study area which was divided into four blocks. A total of 160 locations were selected for the placement of camera traps where, each block having 21 camera trap stations. Total 84 trapping locations covered minimum convex polygon area of 118.7 km2 and an effective trapping area (ETA) of 223.8 km2 . Total 42 units of digital cameras that worked on passive infrared motion and heat sensors were deployed in grid of 2 x 2 km2 ( 20 units of Spy-point FLA1 and 22 units of Moultrie cam).The mean inter camera trap distance was 750 m.

Mots clés : Ecology Golden Reserve Tiger

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