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Ecology and Human Conflict of Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus laniger) in Mansehra District, Pakistan

Ecology and Human Conflict of Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus laniger) in Mansehra District, Pakistan

Muhammad Waseem, Tariq Mahmood*, Abid Hussain, Abdul Hamid, Faraz Akrim, Shaista Andleeb and Hira Fatima

Department of Wildlife Management, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, 46300, Pakistan

*      Corresponding author: tariqjanjua75@uaar.edu.pk

Fig. 1.

Kernel density analysis using Arc GIS software showed highest clusters of signs of Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus thibitanus laniger) at Ganool site in the study area; Please read Fig. 1 in context of data given in Table 1.

Fig. 2.

Indirect Sightings record of Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus laniger) in the study area during different calendar months of the year.

Fig. 3.

Respondents’ opinion on the main reasons for attack on livestock by Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus thibetatnus laniger) in District Mansehra.

Fig. 4.

Possible management options for Asiatic black bear in Mansehra District to mitigate the Human-black bear conflict.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 52, Iss. 4, Pages 1225-1630

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