Population status, distribution and potential threats of the Blue Bull Boselaphus tragocamelus (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla: Bovidae) along the Tinau River of Rupandehi District, Nepal

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Mohan Aryal
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4975-7421
Saroj Panthi
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1502-7711
Manoj Bhatta
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6386-221X
Thakur Prasad Magrati
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0144-5741
Ashok Kumar Shrestha
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0765-7203
Puran Bhakta Shrestha
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7653-1914
Ajay Karki
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9672-3913

Abstract

The status and conservation of the Blue Bull Boselaphus tragocamelus is becoming one of the prominent discourses of wildlife research.  The study was carried out along the Tinau River at Rupandehi District in western Nepal to ascertain the population status, distribution and potential threats to the Blue Bull.  The study was conducted along six transect lines in the forest.  A total of 40 Blue Bulls were recorded in different transects.  The average group size was five.  The average population density was 0.228 Blue Bulls per ha and the sex ratio was 1 male: 3 females.  The potential threats of the Blue Bull along the Tinau River were habitat destruction, overgrazing, conflict, flooding and accident. 

 

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Aryal, M., Panthi, S., Bhatta, M., Magrati, T.P., Shrestha, A.K., Shrestha, P.B. and Karki, A. 2016. Population status, distribution and potential threats of the Blue Bull Boselaphus tragocamelus (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla: Bovidae) along the Tinau River of Rupandehi District, Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 14 (Dec. 2016), 9638–9642. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2205.8.14.9638-9642.
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Author Biographies

Mohan Aryal, Kathmandu Forestry College, Amarawati Marg, Koteshwor, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Mohan Aryal is wildlife researcher of Nepal. He is working with Assistant Professors of Kathmandu Forestry College for research.

Saroj Panthi, Department of Forests, Babarmahal, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal and ITC, the University of Twente, 217 7500 AE  Enschede, The Netherlands,

Saroj Panthi is Assistant Forests Officer of Department of Forests, Kathmandu Nepal and he is studying MSc in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation for Natural Resource Management in ITC, the University Twente, Netherlands.

Manoj Bhatta, School of Environment, Charles Darwin University, 815 Darwin, Australia

Manoj Bhatta is research candidate in School of Environment Charles Darwin University 815, Darwin, Australia.

Thakur Prasad Magrati, Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management, Nepal Georg August University, Germany

Thakur Prasad Magrati is Assistant Soil Conservation Officer of Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management, Kathmandu, Nepal. Now he is studying tropical and international forestry in Georg August University, Germany.

Ashok Kumar Shrestha, Department of Forests, Babarmahal, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Ashok Kumar Shrestha is under sectary of Department of Forests, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Puran Bhakta Shrestha, Kathmandu Forestry College, Amarawati Marg, Koteshwor, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Puran Bhakta Shrestha is the academic advisor for students of Kathmandu Forestry College.

Ajay Karki, Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management

Ajay Karki is District Soil Conservation Officer of the Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management, Kathmandu, Nepal. 

 

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