International Journal of Primatology

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 971–982

Distribution and Conservation of Nycticebus bengalensis in Northeastern India

  • Sindhu Radhakrishna
  • Arup Ballav Goswami
  • Anindya Sinha

DOI: 10.1007/s10764-006-9057-9

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Radhakrishna, S., Goswami, A. & Sinha, A. Int J Primatol (2006) 27: 971. doi:10.1007/s10764-006-9057-9

We assessed the distribution and conservation status of Bengal slow lorises in Assam and Meghalaya in northeastern India. We surveyed forest reserves, plantations, tea estates, and areas bordering forests in 10 districts of the 2 states and sighted slow lorises in only 4 districts in Assam. Disturbances caused by tree felling, road kills by speeding vehicles, and trapping and hunting are the chief survival threats to the species. We emphasize immediate implementation of conservation measures to ensure the future of the species and recommend additional population surveys to define the distributional extent of Bengal slow lorises.


conservationdistributionforest fragmentationIndiaNycticebus bengalensisrelative abundancethreats

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sindhu Radhakrishna
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arup Ballav Goswami
    • 3
  • Anindya Sinha
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced StudiesBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Wildlife Conservation SocietyBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Honorary Wildlife WardenAssamIndia
  4. 4.Nature Conservation FoundationMysoreIndia