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Ecological Stress in form of Prey Depletion in Corbett Tiger Reserve, A Case Study in Dry Season: Livestock Predation and Conflict Management

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology Govt. P.G. College, Ramnagar, Nainital, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (9), Pages 57-61, September,2 (2016)

Abstract

Corbett Tiger Reserve is an excellent place for roar of tiger and other wildlife. During in dry summer season the fulfillments of vital need become tight and tough to tiger and its sympatric species like Leopard. Dry summer season depicts the extra efforts to catch the prey by big cats. Different dynamics of Predator-Prey relationship is recorded in this season. Total 8 cases of elephantís mortality with tiger attack sign were ceased. Porcupine, Hystrix indica are also recorded as undigested remains in tigerís scat s. Total 86 scats were analyzed . Now ecological stress leads conflict situation always. This case study based on scat analysis to detect the food and feeding profile of tiger in these two months. During these two months of May- June the chance of conflict cases are more recorded than other month. Live stock predations are found more in these months. Ecological stress in the form of prey depletion in the area develops the strong habit in carnivores to move around human-settlement which leads conflicts?

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