First record of Bengal Tiger, Panthera tigris tigris Linnaeus, 1758 (Felidae), in eastern Nepal

Bista, Damber and Tashi Lama, Sonam and Shrestha, Janam and Rumba, Yam Bahadur and Weerman, Janno and Thapa, Maghuri Karki and Acharya, Haribhadra and Sherpa, Ang Phuri and Hudson, Nicholas J. and Baxter, Greg S. and Murray, Peter John ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1143-1706 (2021) First record of Bengal Tiger, Panthera tigris tigris Linnaeus, 1758 (Felidae), in eastern Nepal. Check List, 17 (5). pp. 1249-1253.

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Abstract

We report the first record of a Bengal Tiger, Panthera tigris tigris, in eastern Nepal in 2020 based on photographic evidence. We documented this evidence at 3,165 m a.s.l., which makes it the highest elevation record of a tiger in Nepal. We recorded this evidence in one of 46 trail cameras deployed for monitoring Red Pandas in the Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung (PIT) area. The PIT area, which has non-protected status, borders India in the east. Our finding supports the importance of transboundary conservation, which will benefit local and flagship wildlife in the PIT area.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Author(s) 2021. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Sciences (6 Sep 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Sciences (6 Sep 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2021 04:54
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 04:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: camera trapping, connectivity, eastern Nepal, Panchthar-Ilam-Taplejung corridor, Red Panda, Tiger
Fields of Research (2008): 06 Biological Sciences > 0608 Zoology > 060809 Vertebrate Biology
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410407 Wildlife and habitat management
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310914 Vertebrate biology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960810 Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180606 Terrestrial biodiversity
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.15560/17.5.1249
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43653

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