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The use of camera traps for estimating tiger and leopard populations in the high altitude mountains of Bhutan

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We used camera traps in combination with capture-recapture data analysis to provide the first reliable density estimates for tigers and leopards from the high altitude and rugged terrain in Bhutan's Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. Fifty days of camera trapping in each of five study zones collapsed into two trapping blocks, resulted in a sampling effort of 4050 trap days. Camera trapping yielded 17 tiger photos (14 left flanked and 3 right flanked) and 48 leopard photos (25 left flanked ...

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Institution:
"Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan", "University of Oxford"
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Biological Conservation Journal website
Volume:
142
Issue:
3
Pages:
606-613
Publication date:
2009-03-01
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ISSN:
0006-3207
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2010-10-15

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