Hunting and cultural practices by Apatani Tribe of Eastern Himalaya
Principal investigator: Takhe Bamin, Msc Wildlife Management "National Geographic Explorer"
Scientific advisor: Himani Nautiyal
Conserving wildlife within the remaining forest fragments will depend upon our understanding of the impact of hunting in fragment habitats and developing appropriate management strategies. The current hunting situation has both a direct and indirect impact on the community structure, and if left unmanaged, could cause an irreversible impact on the ecosystem. To counter this, it is very important to initiate studies investigating the community and surrounding forests, in order to understand and quantify wildlife hunting pressure which will provide the proper data to introduce any further research and conservation actions which are vital for biodiversity and the local community.
Sleeping site preference in a group of Central Himalayan Langur
Virendra Mathur, Msc, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali