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The Status of Captive Population of Musk Deer and Analysis of its Farming Development in China
Author of the article:LI Lin-hai1,2, HUANG Xiang-yun3, LIU Gang1, WANG Wen-xia1, WEI Ning1, LIU Yan4, HU De-fu1*, MENG Men
Author's Workplace:1. College of Biological of Science and Technology,Beijing Forestry University,Beijing 100083, China;2. Beijing Museum of Natural History, Beijing 100050, China;3. Academy of Forestry Inventory and Planning, State Forestry Administration, Beijing,100714, China; 4. Beijing Zoo, Beijing 100044, China; 5. China Wildlife Conservation Association, Beijing 100714, China)
Key Words:musk deer; captive population; farming; status; analysis
Abstract:Musk deer breeding plays an important role both in its wild population protection and in musk supply of Chinese traditional medicines, it is thereby one of the most valuable wildlife breeding industry in China. Based on collected data, as of 2011, there are some 8400 captive musk deer in China, mainly distributed in Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces; The male/female ratio of farmed musk deer populations possess was 1: 0.97 in and that of 1: 0.53 in adult/young ratio on average, which demonstrate a rapid increasing population, and the population structure is basically plausible. Meanwhile, in combination with the investigation of musk deer farming documentations, the effects of farming size, farming technique, management, and executive policy on the development of musk deer farming are analyzed to provide the strategies for promoting development of musk deer farming.
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