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Livestock predation by Tiger (Panthera tigris) in Corbett Landscape, Conflict and conservation Implication

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Zoology, Govt. P.G. College, Ramnagar, Uttrakhand, INDIA
  • 2Dept. of Zoology, Govt. P.G. College, Ramnagar, Uttrakhand, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 1-5, April,24 (2015)


Tiger, the largest of the felids are now a globally threatened species. Tiger readily kill domestics’ animal. Attraction towards livestock predation leads conflict. 92 scats samples of Panthera tigris were analyzed. Place of collection of scats indicates the movement pattern of tiger and tiger’s food and feeding behaviour. Scat analysis is the method by which we can reconstruct the diet of tiger because direct killing of prey by tiger is very tough to find even we cannot track at all. Undigested remains in the form of hair depict the prey species and choice of food. By this finding of livestock remains in the form of hair provide the dynamics of conflict with scientific evidence. By this conflict we can correlate the conservation strategies and its implications at all. Some scat sample collected from Corbett periphery and it indicated the movement pattern and scientific evidence of livestock predation i.e. findings of undigested hairs remain of cattle etc.


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