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Mammals of Arunachal Pradesh, India

  • Anil Kumar
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Abstract

Arunachal Pradesh is an important part of Himalayan global biodiversity hotspot and known for its rich diversity of mammals. Field surveys were undertaken in different areas during April 2005 to June 2010. Analysis of the data revealed the occurrence of 55 species belonging to 10 orders and 20 families, including a few unidentified species of bats. All the sightings were based on direct observations (22 species) and indirect evidences such as pugmarks, dung/pallets, carcass and skins. Order Carnivora was the most dominant group, represented by 20 species belonging to 6 families. Habitat degradation due to increasing anthropogenic pressure in terms of harvesting of fuelwood, timber, foliage and medicinal plants is a possible threat for sustainability of mammals of Arunachal Pradesh.

Keywords

Arunachal Pradesh Mammal Primates Conservation Tawang Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I am grateful to Dr. Kailash Chandra, Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, for his kind encouragement and support. I would like to thank PCCF and Additional PCCF (Wildlife) and DFOs of various protected areas of Arunachal Pradesh. I acknowledge the scientists and administrative staff of ZSI for their support and kind cooperation at various levels. Thanks are due to Officer-in-Charge and staff of Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre, ZSI, Itanagar, for departmental support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil Kumar
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  1. 1.Northern Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of IndiaDehradunIndia

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