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Distribution, Population and Conservation Status of Budorcas taxicolor taxicolor in Dulongjiang Township
Author of the article:ZHANG Lixiang1,2, BAI Hongbin3, FENG Zhiquan3, MA Chi2, SUN Wenmo1,2, CUI Liangwei1*, XIAO Wen2*
Author's Workplace:(1. Forestry College, Southwest Forestry University, Kunming 650224, China; 2. Institute of Eastern-Himalaya Biodiversity Research, Dali Univeristy, Dali, Yunnan Province 671003, China; 3. Gongshan Administration of Gaoligong Mountains National Nature Reserve, Gongshan, Yunnan Province 673559, China)
Key Words:Dulongjiang; Budorcas taxicolor taxicolor; distribution; population; conservation
Abstract:Distribution, population and conservation status of Budorcas taxicolor taxicolor in Dulongjiang township were surveyed from November 2012 to July 2013. An improved interview method and in site field survey were employed in this study. By direct counting one group, we found it consists 58 individuals with suitable habitats about 24.46 km2, indicated that the population density of B. t. taxicolor in Dulongjiang region is 2.4 individual/km2. This is consistent with the information from interview, suggests the improved interview method is reliable. Information from interview survey on 25 villages showed that there are 12 B. t. taxicolor groups distributed in Dulongjiang township. The total range of all the 12 groups is167 km2. Estimation of B. t. taxicolor population in Dulongjiang is range from 400 to 450 with a lower estimation for population density and a higher estimation based on interview information. Suitable habitat of B. t. taxicolor was classified using GIS and the result showed that, there are1726 km2 suitable habitat which can support up to 4000 individuals in Dulongjiang region. All results supported the hypothesis that Dulongjiang is a key region for B. t. taxicolor. Elevation distribution and conservation status was also discussed based on interview information. We suggest that lower human disturbance and keep corridor connection should be emphasized for better conservation of this species.
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