Saturday, 17 November 2018

The Himalayan musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) is endangered species found in the sub-alpine and alpine region of Nepal. Poaching and natural predation along with human induced habitat alteration are the main reasons for declining musk deer population. Though, it is listed as the protected species of Nepal, its population is still in critical stage. In order to conserve musk deer and its habitat, knowledge on status, distribution and conservation threats of this species is crucial. One of our projects is ongoing on the Gaurishankar conservation area (GCA) with the aim of identifying the habitat ecology, distribution and potential conservation threats of this species. This project is funded by Bin Zayad species conservation fund.

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The Himalayan musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) is endangered species found in the sub-alpine and alpine region of Nepal. Poaching and natural predation along with human induced habitat alteration are the main reasons for declining musk deer population. Though, it is listed as the protected species of Nepal, its population is still in critical stage. In order to conserve musk deer...

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