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Ecology and Population Status of Hog Deer from Narowal, Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1Zoology Department, Science College, Wahdat Road, Lahore, PAKISTAN
  • 2 Zoology Department, University of the Punjab, Lahore, PAKISTAN
  • 3 Department of Zoology, University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffrabad, PAKISTAN

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (7), Pages 19-24, July,10 (2013)

Abstract

Present study was conducted to determine the habitat as well as the population estimation of Hog deer from the border belt game reserve of the Narowal district, Punjab, Pakistan. The direct observation calculates 163 Hog deer and the indirect method calculates 165 Hog deer from the total area of the border belt game reserve. The vegetation frequency of the area shows that the herbs were dominated over the other plant species, however the maximum cover provided to Hog deer was by three species of plants: Acacia nilotica, Dalbergia sisso and Prosopis chilensis. The relative density, relative frequency and relative cover were calculated to determine the importance value of the vegetation.

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