Population survey of the Bengal slow loris, Nycticebus bengalensis in Meghalaya, northeast India

Radhakrishna, Sindhu and Datta-Roy, Anirban and Swapna, N and Sinha, Anindya (2010) Population survey of the Bengal slow loris, Nycticebus bengalensis in Meghalaya, northeast India. Primate Conservation, 25. pp. 105-110. ISSN 0898-6207

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Abstract: The Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis is a nocturnal prosimian that inhabits the forests of northeastern India. As with many nocturnal prosimian species, little is known about its behavior or ecology; even less information is available on its distribution and population status in northeastern India. We conducted a survey of forest patches in the state of Meghalaya, in northeast India, in order to assess its distribution. A secondary aim of our study was to estimate the severity of threats that may affect the long-term survival of the slow loris in Meghalaya. We surveyed sixteen sites in six districts. Slow lorises were seen in only two sites; however, information obtained through secondary sources indicated that they were present in a number of other forest patches across the state. Many of the forests surveyed were severely affected by logging, poaching and forest fires; it is imperative that conservation measures, aimed at protecting existing forest patches, be implemented in order to ensure the long-term survival of the slow loris and other mammals in the state.
Item Type: Journal Paper
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Keywords: Bengal slow loris, distribution, survival threats, conservation, Meghalaya, India
Subjects: School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Conservation Biology
Divisions: Schools > Natural Sciences and Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 08:06
Last Modified: 08 May 2015 09:54
Official URL: http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1896/052.025.0102
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    DOI: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1896/052.025.0102
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/269

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