Sloth Bear_first PPT

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Published on December 6, 2009

Author: nadharaiya

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Evaluating Habitatand Bear - Human Conflicts in Gujarat : Evaluating Habitatand Bear - Human Conflicts in Gujarat To find out solutions for bear-human coexistence Dr. Nishith Dharaiya Department of Life Sciences HNG University, Patan Gujarat -India Slide 2: Sloth bears found widely in lowland forests of the Indian subcontinent. After mid 1950s declined drastically Habitat Loss, Hunting Gujarat state of India: The western edge of the range information is limited to protected areas Slide 3: Out of 174 protected areas where Sloth Bears are reported in India, 8 PAs are in Gujarat. Other areas are unprotected and unknown with respect to Sloth bear occurrence. Gujarat, the state with unique habitat and Biological diversity Slide 4: Our Goal is…. Map distribution of the Bear population in Gujarat state, Documentation and Evaluation of Human-Bear Conflicts To Complement the BSG effort of mapping Sloth bear range in India University of Tennessee, USA Slide 5: Objectives (2008) To study the status and distribution of sloth bear in Banaskantha District and To assess the nature and frequency of human bear conflicts Slide 6: We Determined Sloth bear presence, 5x5 km Grid overlaid on 1:50000 map Village Survey, Sign Survey, Forest department records, Historical range. Assessed and Evaluated Conflicts, Interview with victims, Locals, Forest officials, Slide 7: Logistic regression analysis to identify landscape characteristic associated with Sloth Bear occupancy Using locations of conflicts, we identify the zones with high intensity of conflicts Conflict resolution plan for Human –Bear Co-existence Local ownership to identify the problems and solutions Slide 14: Activity of Victims Time of Attack Intensity of Attack Slide 15: Threats to Sloth Bear Habitat Fragmentation, Human use of escarpments, Mining, Water scarcity in summer. Recommendations Conservation Corridors, Madhuca indica disposal, Awareness, Long term monitoring, Mapping of bear presence Slide 16: Protect What We Enjoy !!! (Courtesy: Debra Bourne)

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