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2017, Vol. 5, Issue 3
Conservation concern to the primates outside protected areas: A study from Hailakandi, Assam, India

Amir Sohail Choudhury and Parthankar Choudhury

From December 2015-April 2016 and October-December 2016 we undertook a survey for eight months to document the recent status of occurrence and threats of primates at Hailakandi (Assam). As a result, we found Rhesus macaque were the most common primates species (90% occurrence) while threatened species like Capped langur as fairly common (68% occurrence), Phayre’s leaf monkey as uncommon (43% occurrence) and Hoolock gibbon remain to be as rare (37% occurrence). In priority rating, Hoolock gibbon scores 9 high for any primate species, this is followed by Stump-tailed macaque scores 8 and Assamese macaque scores 7 analogues to Slow loris while Phayre’s leaf monkey scores 6 irrespective of its threatened status. Thus, the species score near to or equal to 11 would indicate an urgent attention for conservation. Among conservation issues habitat loss, illegal encroachment and poaching were supposed to be major issues of concern. Besides lack of awareness and scientific study also devoid this area from better conservation practice. At last, it is hope that the present area could make significant contribution to the survival of these globally threatened primate species if right conservation strategies are implement in time.
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How to cite this article:
Amir Sohail Choudhury, Parthankar Choudhury. Conservation concern to the primates outside protected areas: A study from Hailakandi, Assam, India. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(3):499-506. DOI: 10.22271/j.ento.2017.v5.i3h.01
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