Asiatic Wild Dogs or ‘dholes’ in Western Ghats Reserves.

A new study led by scientists from Wildlife Conservation Society-India Programme, Centre for Wildlife Studies (Bangalore), and University of Florida, USA, presents the first home-range size estimate of Asiatic wild dogs or ‘dholes’ based on camera trap surveys. The study, based on intensive camera-trap surveys conducted in Nagarahole and Wayanad wildlife reserves in the Western […]

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Biodiversity Degradation in the Western Ghats

Sustainable resource extraction in the Western Ghats is possible under particular conditions, i.e., low population density, simple technology, localised resources and limited expansion. However, due to heavy dependence on forests, even subsistence livelihoods, such as in India, could lead to deforestation although the relationship between deforestation and wealth is not straightforward. Deforestation has multiple scalable […]

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