Study highlights need to avoid landscape changes near forest areas

The presence of plantations and livestock significantly increased parasite diversity in the wildlife. However, the effect of habitat fragmentation was not significant.

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Study finds gaps in conservation efforts of Asiatic wild dogs in Western Ghats

A team of scientists have estimated the dhole population and its occupancy pattern in 16 protected forest reserves and adjoining landscapes covering an area of 37,000 sq km in Karnataka portion of Western Ghats. They have found that there are 49 sites in the surveyed areas, which faced threats of local extinction of the animal.

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