Whose habitat is it anyway? role of natural and anthropogenic habitats in conservation of charismatic species

Ananda Kumar, M. and Vijayakrishnan, S. and Singh, M. (2018) Whose habitat is it anyway? role of natural and anthropogenic habitats in conservation of charismatic species. Tropical Conservation Science, 11. pp. 1-5. ISSN 1940-0829

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Abstract

Developmental activities have been one of the major drivers of conversion of natural forest areas into mosaics of forest fragments, agriculture, and plantations, threatening the existence of wildlife species in such altered landscapes. Most conservation research and actions are protected area centric and seldom addresses the importance of landscape matrices around these protected areas in providing habitats to a wide range of species. In this article, we bring out the crucial role of natural and anthropogenic habitats for the existence of three charismatic species, namely, Asian elephants, leopard, and lion-tailed macaques. The larger public perception of where the animals should be and where the animals actually are is also discussed. We emphasize that, while habitat generalists often adapt behaviorally and ecologically to modified landscapes, habitat specialists, such as the lion-tailed macaques could find survival harder, with increasing anthropogenic pressures and loss of their habitats.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D Physical Science > Physics
Divisions: Department of > Institution of Excellence
Depositing User: manjula User
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 10:09
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 10:09
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/4896

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