Evaluation of census techniques to estimate the density of slender Loris (Loris lydekkerianus) in Southern India

Kumara, Honnavalli N and Radhakrishna, Sindhu (2013) Evaluation of census techniques to estimate the density of slender Loris (Loris lydekkerianus) in Southern India. Current Science, 104 (8). pp. 1083-1086. ISSN 0011-3891

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    Abstract: Reliable estimates of species density are fundamental to planning conservation strategies for any species; further, it is equally crucial to identify the most appropriate technique to estimate animal density. Nocturnal, small-sized animal species are notoriously difficult to census accurately and this issue critically affects their conservation status. We carried out a field study in southern India to estimate the density of slender loris, a small-sized nocturnal primate using line and strip transects. Actual counts of study individuals yielded a density estimate of 1.61 ha–1; density estimate from line transects was 1.08 ha–1; and density estimates varied from 1.06 ha–1 to 0.59 ha–1 in different fixed-width strip transects. We conclude that line and strip transects may typically underestimate densities of cryptic, nocturnal primates.
    Item Type: Article
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    Subjects: School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Conservation Biology
    Divisions: Schools > Natural Sciences and Engineering
    Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 06:40
    Last Modified: 08 May 2015 10:24
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/623

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