Status of Bengal Slow Loris Nycticebus bengalensis (Primates: Lorisidae) in Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India

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N. Das
J. Biswas
J. Das
P.C. Ray
A. Sangma
P.C. Bhattacharjee

Abstract

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary (GWLS) in the Jorhat District of Assam in northeastern India is rich in primate diversity with seven species. The plains alluvial semi-evergreen forest patches with high canopy cover support a variety of fauna. In October-November 2008, we carried out a survey to estimate the population status of Bengal Slow Loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) in GWLS, a species for which little data are available in India, and whose conservation status has only recently been changed from Data Deficient to Vulnerable. We estimated population abundance of 0.18 loris individuals/km using recce-survey transects’ method in GWLS.

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Das, N., Biswas, J., Das, J., Ray, P., Sangma, A. and Bhattacharjee, P. 2009. Status of Bengal Slow Loris Nycticebus bengalensis (Primates: Lorisidae) in Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 1, 11 (Nov. 2009), 558–561. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2219.558-61.
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Author Biographies

N. Das

Nabajit Das: Currently a PhD scholar studying on the Socio-ecology of Bengal Slow Loris in the protected areas of Assam, India. As a researcher of Primate Research Centre NE India, he is engaged in primate surveys and behaviour studies in northeastern India for the last several years.

J. Biswas

Dr. Jihosuo Biswas: Primate Field biologist and programme coordinator of Primate Research Centre NE India. He has been involved in primate field surveys and primate conservation education in northeastern India over 10 years. He has contributed to numerous research papers on primates.

J. Das

Dr. Jayanta Das: A large mammal conservationist of northeastern India and currently involved for the Hoolock Gibbon conservation and education.

P.C. Ray

Parimal Chandra Ray: A researcher of the Primate Research Centre NE India. He is interested in behaviour of primates related to habitat change.

A. Sangma

Anjan Sangma: A researcher of the Primate Research Centre NE India, he is interested in behaviours of nocturnal mammals of northeastern India.

P.C. Bhattacharjee

Dr. Parimal Chandra Bhattacharjee: Professor in the Department of Zoology, Gauhati University, is a pioneering worker on the biodiversity of Northeastern India.