International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2017, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part C
Confirming presence of Indian mouse deer from Chhattisgarh, Central India with photographic evidence after 112 years
Krishnendu Basak, Moiz Ahmed, M Suraj, Chiranjivi Sinha, B Vivekananda Reddy, OP Yadav and Krishnendu Mondal
The present study documented Indian mouse deer from Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve after 112 years of the first photograph taken by Brooks in 1905 from Raipur district of recent Chhattisgarh. A camera trapping exercise was conducted in the Tiger Reserve from December 2016 to April 2017 covering 588 km2 area. In total, 13 photo-capture of Indian mouse deer were obtained from the present study and the elevational range of photo-capture locations were between 539 m and 892 m above sea level. The present study confirmed presence of Indian mouse deer in a dry tropical peninsular sal forest and southern tropical dry deciduous mixed forest in Udanti Sitanadi Tiger Reserve, Chhattisgarh. The existing population of Indian mouse deer is probably facing severe threat as the local tribesmen are known to hunt deer species for consumption in this area. More research interventions are needed to know the status of this species in Udanti Sitanadi landscape which will contribute in better conservation of the species in the long run.
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Krishnendu Basak, Moiz Ahmed, M Suraj, Chiranjivi Sinha, B Vivekananda Reddy, OP Yadav and Krishnendu Mondal. Confirming presence of Indian mouse deer from Chhattisgarh, Central India with photographic evidence after 112 years. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2017;4(4):192-195.