The Asian Elephant in Uttarakhand: Population Distribution and Status

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Thu, 28/07/2016 - 10:29
The Asian Elephant in Uttarakhand: Population Distribution and Status
Abstract

The estimation of population densities or numbers is important for framing suitable policy measures for the management and conservation of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Estimates of Asian elephant population by statistically robust methods are available only for a few locations in the country (Karanth and Sunquist 1992, Varman and Sukumar 1995). Population estimation using rigorous scientific methods is time consuming, expensive, and needs special expertise; above all, the results obtained from a few studies are usually not validated through the application of multiple methods or through repeated sampling of the population.

Author

Surendra Varma1 and R. Sukumar

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