Nonhuman Primates in the Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh, India
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Namdapha National Park and Tiger Reserve in the Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India are rich in biodiversity. The dense evergreen forest of the park with high canopy coverage supports a variety of fauna including primates. In February, 2002, we surveyed the primates in Namdapha National Park to assess their status. We directly sighted, 5 species of diurnal primates, and secondary information shows the presence of stump-tailed macaques and slow lories. We encountered 10 groups of hoolock gibbons (33 individuals), 9 troops of capped langurs (61 individuals), 15 groups of Assam macaques (209 individuals), 6 groups of rhesus macaques (74 individuals) and one unidentified group of macaques (≤15 individuals). Hunting, rather than habitat destruction, is the chief potential threat for primates in the park.
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- Nonhuman Primates in the Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh, India
International Journal of Primatology
Volume 24, Issue 2 , pp 383-388
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- Namdapha National Park
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- 1. Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology Lab, Department of Zoology, Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014, Assam, India.
- 2. Primate Research Centre, Northeast India, Guwahati, Assam, India