Synchronized Population Estimation of the Asian Elephants in Forest Divisions of Karnataka -2012

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Synchronized Population Estimation of the Asian Elephants in Forest Divisions of Karnataka -2012
Abstract

Karnataka Forest Department, in coordination with neighbouring southern states (Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa), conducted a synchronized elephant census from 23rd to 25th May 2012 in the state. The aim of this exercise was to estimate the population of wild elephants by direct (sample block count) and indirect (line transect dung count) methods as recommended by Project Elephant Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, and also to assess population structure (age-sex composition and sex ratio) using data from direct sightings of elephants in block counts and observations at waterholes in these forest divisions.

Author

Surendra Varma and R. Sukumar

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