Records of the Marbled Cat Pardofelis marmorata and the Asiatic Golden Cat Catopuma temminckii (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) from the community forests surrounding the Dzükou Valley in Nagaland, India

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Bhavendu Joshi
Biang La Nam Syiem
Rokohebi Kuotsu
Arjun Menon
Jayanta Gogoi
Varun Rshav Goswami
Divya Vasudev

Abstract

Northeastern India, situated within the Indo-Burma and eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot complex, is known for its high diversity of wild felid species.  For most of these species, however, data on distribution and population trends are limited.  Here, we present photographic records of the Marbled Cat Pardofelis marmorata and Asiatic Golden Cat Catopuma temminckii from outside protected areas in the state of Nagaland.  These records are from community forests around the Dzükou Valley in Nagaland and are some of the few records of the species from the state.  The confirmed presence of the two species highlights the pivotal role of community-managed forests in the conservation of endangered species in the region. 

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Joshi, B., Syiem, B.L.N., Kuotsu, R., Menon, A., Gogoi, J., Goswami, V.R. and Vasudev, D. 2019. Records of the Marbled Cat Pardofelis marmorata and the Asiatic Golden Cat Catopuma temminckii (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) from the community forests surrounding the Dzükou Valley in Nagaland, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 10 (Aug. 2019), 14363–14367. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4921.11.10.14363-14367.
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Bhavendu Joshi, Wildlife Conservation Society India

Bhavendu Joshi is an ecologist working on large mammal conservation in human dominated landscapes with a focus on community-based conservation approaches.

Biang La Nam Syiem, Wildlife Conservation Society-India, 551, 7th Main Road, 2nd Stage, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560097, India.

Biang La Nam Syiem is an ecologist with an interest in bird and mammal conservation in the landscapes of Northeast India.

Rokohebi Kuotsu, Wildlife Conservation Society-India, 551, 7th Main Road, 2nd Stage, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560097, India.

Rokohebi Kuotsu is a conservationist from Nagaland, interested in contributing to community-based conservation in the state.

Arjun Menon, Wildlife Conservation Society-India, 551, 7th Main Road, 2nd Stage, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560097, India.

Arjun Menon is currently studying the distribution of large mammals in Nagaland, India and is interested in working on behavior, ecology and conservation of primates.

Jayanta Gogoi, Wildlife Conservation Society-India, 551, 7th Main Road, 2nd Stage, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560097, India.

Jayanta Gogoi is a conservationist from the Northeast Indian state of Assam.

Varun Rshav Goswami, Wildlife Conservation Society-India, 551, 7th Main Road, 2nd Stage, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560097, India.

Varun R. Goswami is a conservation ecologist with expertise in large mammals, population ecology and landscape-scale conservation.

Divya Vasudev, Wildlife Conservation Society-India, 551, 7th Main Road, 2nd Stage, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560097, India.

Divya Vasudev is a conservation ecologist with expertise in landscape-scale conservation, and interest in applied conservation research.

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