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Conservation Bulletin - Week 44 (2023)

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(December 22, 2023) Study finds physical barriers restricting blue sheep gene flow | Mongabay A study in the trans-Himalayan region found that physical barriers are restricting the movement and gene flow of blue sheep populations in Ladakh and Lahaul-Spiti, Northern India. Experts are concerned about the long-term impact on the species' gene pool and suggest re-evaluating protected areas as a strategy to address this issue. Namdapha flying squirrel sighted in Arunachal | Nagaland Post The Namdapha fl...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 43 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 43 (2023)
(December 15, 2023) Hangul population in Kashmir could go extinct without intervention, finds long-term study | Mongabay A long-term study reveals that the hangul population in and around Dachigam National Park, the sole viable group in the region, remains critically endangered despite protection, facing imminent extinction without intervention. Researchers advocate for conservation measures, including monitoring calf survival, removing feral dogs, minimising livestock presence, and restocking hangul in suitable...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 42 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 42 (2023)
(December 08, 2023) Pythons return home, slowly but surely, finds a new study | Mongabay A recent telemetry study on Indian rock pythons in South India discovered their home range to be approximately four square kilometres, challenging previous assumptions about their habitat size. The research also highlighted variations in the mating season between rock pythons in the northern and southern regions of India, while earlier findings suggested that adult male pythons may be smaller than previously thought. Ho...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 41 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 41 (2023)
(December 01, 2023) Saving India's only ape, the hoolock gibbon | Mongabay The Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary in Assam, home to the endangered Western hoolock gibbon, faces a threat due to a railway track fragmenting its habitat. Future electrification plans pose an increased threat to the species navigating their habitat. Scientists advocate conservation through track rerouting and the installation of canopy bridges for the unique hoolock gibbon. How mothers built a forest in world’s largest delta ...

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