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  • Title
    Recent records and distribution of the Indian Brown Mongoose Herpestes fuscus Gray, 1837 (Mammalia: Carnivora: Herpestidae) from the southern Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    We are reporting four new records of Brown Mongoose Herpestes fuscus Gray, 1837 from four protected areas in Western Ghats including Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Tiger Reserve and Pampadum Shola National Park and one new site record outside a protected area from Pambanar Tea plantation in Idukki dt. situated in Kerala part of southern Western Ghats. An updated distribution map of Brown Mongoose in Western Ghats is presented here.
    Attribution
    R. Sreehari, Sandeep Das, M. Gnanakumar, K.P. Rajkumar, K.A. Sreejith, Navaneeth Kishor, Dhaneesh Bhaskar, P.S. Easa & P.O. Nameer, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 11 (2016); pp. 9367–9370 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2347.8.11.9367-9370
  • Title
    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series: Moolah, misfortune or spinsterhood? The plight of Slender Loris Loris lydekkerianus in southern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    In this communication, we document the local knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of slender lorises among the indigenous Kani community in the southern Western Ghats; document new records of Loris lydekkerianus lydekkerianus in the Agasthyamalai Hills; and discuss in detail a poorly known threat to these primates. Although not kept as pets due to their physical appearance, and belief that they would bring bad luck, the Kani community however captured slender lorises for wildlife photographers. Similar instances of loris abuse in various parts of south India were revealed upon analyzing photographs from a popular internet-based wildlife photography site. We recommend that strict guidelines be formulated for photographing lorises, and suggest that novel and ethical tourism initiatives be set up involving local communities to cater to wildlife photographers and tourists.
    Attribution
    Kanagavel A., Sinclair C., Sekar R., Raghavan R. (2013). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(5) pp. 3585-3588; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3265.948