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  • Title
    The seasonality of butterflies in a semi-evergreen forest: Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, northeastern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A study spanning 3.7 years on the butterflies of Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary GWS (21km2), a semi-evergreen forest, in Jorhat District of Assam, northeastern India revealed 211 species of butterflies belonging to 115 genera including 19 papilionids and seven ‘rare’ and ‘very rare’ species as per Evans list of the Indian sub-continent (Great Blue Mime Papilio paradoxa telearchus; Brown Forest BobScobura woolletti; Snowy Angle Darpa pteria dealbatahas; Constable Dichorragia nesimachus; Grey Baron Euthalia anosia anosia; Sylhet Oakblue Arhopala silhetensis; Branded Yamfly Yasoda tripunctata). The butterflies showed a strong seasonality pattern in this forest with only one significant peak during the post monsoon (September-October) when 118 species were in flight inside the forest which slowly declined to 92 species in November-December. Another peak (102 species) was visible after winter from March to April. Species composition showed least similarity between pre-monsoon (March-May) and post-monsoon (October-November) seasons. The number of papilionid species were greater from July to December as compared from January to June. The findings of this study suggest that the pattern of seasonality in a semi-evergreen forest in northeastern India is distinct from that of the sub-tropical lowland forest in the Himalaya. Favourable logistics and rich diversity in GWS points to its rich potential in promoting ‘butterfly inclusive ecotourism’ in this remnant forest.
    Attribution
    Singh Arun P., Gogoi Lina, Sebastain Jis (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(7) pp. 6774-6787; doi:10.11609/jott.1786.6774-6787
  • Title
    A preliminary survey on the avian community of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Jharkhand, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Dalma Wildlife sanctuary is a high altitude protected area and 3000 ft) in the state of Jharkhand (India) where surveys have been conducted from 2006 to 2008 for monitoring avifauna. Four permanent transects of 2km length and 100m width were used at four different sites within the sanctuary to determine species richness. Five permanent sampling points were established in each transect and a distance of 100m was maintained between them. The Shannon-Wiener diversity index was calculated for each site. Similarity between sites was determined by Sorensen’s index while differences between them in terms of species richness and diversity value were determined with the help of one-way analysis of variance. A total of 71 species belonging to 57 genera and 36 families were identified. Species richness and diversity were similar among sites in a particular season (ANOVA p and 0.05), however, bird species richness and abundance showed significant variation among seasons with a peak during the monsoons. Due to the presence of nearby tourist spots, the sanctuary is now facing various threats in terms of conservation issues. The conservation values of the Dalma Wildlife sanctuary in protecting endemic and threatened avifauna are briefly discussed and certain suggestions have been made on the basis of the present investigation for habitat improvement and eco-tourism.
    Attribution
    Verma S.K. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(3) pp. 1764-1770; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2181.1764-70