First camera trap documentation of the Crab-eating Mongoose Herpestes urva (Hodgson, 1836) (Carnivora: Feliformia: Herpestidae) in Barandabhar Corridor Forest in Chitwan, Nepal

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Trishna Rayamajhi
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9787-5919
Saneer Lamichhane
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2073-3864
Aashish Gurung
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2278-4171
Pramod Raj Regmi
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7252-1946
Chiranjibi Prasad Pokheral
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8730-9021
Babu Ram Lamichhane
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0580-7682

Abstract

The systematic study in 2015 and 2016 documented the first camera trap image of the Crab-eating Mongoose Herpestes urva in Barandabhar Corridor Forest in Chitwan, Nepal.  The corridor was divided into 88 grids, each of 1km by 1km.  A pair of cameras was placed for 15 nights in each grid and the total camera trap night effort was 2,640.  There were two separate events capturing three independent images and five separate events capturing seven independent images of the Crab-eating Mongoose in 2015 and 2016, respectively.  Photo capture rate in camera traps were 0.01 and 0.03 respectively in 2015 and 2016.  The presence of this species opens new scope for wildlife professionals and scientific communities to take further steps for its conservation.

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Rayamajhi, T., Lamichhane, S., Gurung, A., Regmi, P.R., Pokheral, C.P. and Lamichhane, B.R. 2019. First camera trap documentation of the Crab-eating Mongoose Herpestes urva (Hodgson, 1836) (Carnivora: Feliformia: Herpestidae) in Barandabhar Corridor Forest in Chitwan, Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 8 (Jun. 2019), 14051–14055. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4567.11.8.14051-14055.
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Trishna Rayamajhi, National Trust for Nature Conservation, P.O. Box 3712, Khumaltar, Lalitpur 44600, Nepal.

Natural Resource Conservation Assistant

Saneer Lamichhane, National Trust for Nature Conservation, P.O. Box 3712, Khumaltar, Lalitpur 44600, Nepal.

Conservation Officer

Aashish Gurung, National Trust for Nature Conservation, P.O. Box 3712, Khumaltar, Lalitpur 44600, Nepal.

Conservation Officer

Pramod Raj Regmi, National Trust for Nature Conservation, P.O. Box 3712, Khumaltar, Lalitpur 44600, Nepal.

Natural Resource Conservation Assistant

Chiranjibi Prasad Pokheral, National Trust for Nature Conservation, P.O. Box 3712, Khumaltar, Lalitpur 44600, Nepal.

Project Manager

Babu Ram Lamichhane, National Trust for Nature Conservation, P.O. Box 3712, Khumaltar, Lalitpur 44600, Nepal.

Conservation Officer

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