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  • Title
    Faunal diversity in a semi-evergreen forest of Bornadi-Khalingduar Complex of Assam, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Bornadi-Khalingduar Complex under the Manas Tiger Reserve, Assam is known to be an important area for wildlife movement to and from India and Bhutan. The contiguous landscape encompassing the two neighbouring countries provides a good habitat for diversity of wildlife and also as an important corridor area.  We carried out an opportunistic camera-trapping exercise to document the faunal diversity in the area. A month-long exercise photo-captured a total of 19 species belonging to 12 families, including the Leopard, Wild Dog, Leopard Cat, Binturong, Elephant, Sambar, Barking Deer and various birds. These findings of the study reveal the importance, threats and potential of the area and recommendations have been made to secure this corridor for continuous animal movement. Anthropogenic disturbance is a major deterrent to undisturbed animal movement in this area with resultant forest fragmentation and degradation. This indicates the need for effective conservation strategies in order to maintain the remnants of this corridor complex.  
    Attribution
    Chakraborty Pallabi, . Lalthanpuia, Sharma Tridip, Borah Jimmy, Sarmah Anupam (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(7) pp. 7770-7775; doi:10.11609/jott.2320.7770-7775