Friday, November 27, 2015

Western Tragopan Conservation

Studies in the pheasant habitat in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh in India have revealed that not only is the pheasant habitat subject to anthropogenic activities like collection of bamboo, medicinal herbs and mushrooms, and sheep grazing, the construction of dams within the Great Himalayan National Park is disrupting its winter descent to lower elevations (1900 m), where it is now subjected to construction, blasting and human settlements. The wintering home range of pheasants need to be given equal conservation attention. Other pheasants in the GHNP are also affected by the dam building activities.

See recent paper -