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Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 524–530 | Cite as

Population status of Indian Chinkara in Cholistan Game Reserve, Punjab, Pakistan

  • M. I. ArshadEmail author
  • A. Hussian Gill
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Abstract

A population study of Indian Chinkara Gazella bennettii was conducted during September 2006 to July 2007 in Cholistan Game Reserve. The estimated population density was 0.16 Chinkara/km2. The observed group size varied from 1 to 16 heads. The observed male to female sex ratio during September/October, February/March and July was 1: 1.15, 1: 2.31, 1: 2.33 respectively.

Keywords

Indian Chinkara Gazella bennettii Population Status group size sex ratio 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dr. Muhammad Irshad Arshad, Assistant ProfessorCollege of Agriculture D.G. KhanPunjabPakistan

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