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Causes and Consequences of Tiger Mortality in Corbett Tiger Reserve, Ramnagar, Uttrakhand India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Dept. of Zoology, Govt. P.G. College, Ramnagar, Nainital Uttrakhand, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (IYSC-2015), Pages 1-4, September,2 (2015)


Panthera tigris in any forest is a good sign of healthy habitat. But its mortality indicates the destruction of habitat and red alert for conflict and ecological stress. Due to many causes like, carrying capacity of area, socio-ecological factor, anthropogenic stress, negative attitude of people towards tiger conservation. Livestock grazing in reserve area lead conflict and death. Depletion of food leads struggle between same species as tiger show territorial behaviour. So inter and intra specific struggle is very common in same are for survival. Especially in mating season (Nov-Feb) the fighting cases were observed directly and indirectly (postmortem report). Corbett is a land of roar, sometime tiger shown unnatural feeding behaviour i.e. preys upon elephants. And this type of conditional behaviour is very typical and depicts the intelligence of tiger in human-dominated landscapes. Total 26 cases were studied.


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