Original Article
1. Mapping and analysis of the Himalayan musk deer habitat in Annapurna conservation area

Anisha Aryal; Kishor Bhatta

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, Pages 1-10


  Himalayan musk deer(Moschus chrysogaster), commonly known as Kasturi mriga  is listed as an endangered species by IUCN and protected by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act 1973 of Nepal. The study was carried out in two village development committees within the Annapurna conservation ...  Read More

Original Article
2. DNA barcoding of the Luristan newt (Neurergus kaiseri) in south-western Iran

Hadi Khoshnamvand; Mansoureh Malekian; Yazdan Keivani; Forough Goudarzi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, Pages 11-17


  The Luristan newt (Neurerguskaiseri) is an endemic and vulnerable species to the southern Zagros Mountains of Iran, inhabiting streams and ponds in open woodlands, dominated by oak tree (Quercus brantii). In the current study, 20 specimens of the Luristan newt were collected and sequenced for a 651bp ...  Read More

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3. Phylogeny, genetic diversity and population structure of Brandt`s hedgehog Paraechinus hypomelas, inferred from the mitochondrial evidences

Ehsan Kashani; HamidReza Rezaei; Nematolah Khorasani; Morteza Naderi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, Pages 18-28


  The Brandt`s hedgehog Paraechinus hypomelas (Brandt 1836), is a relatively widespread species which range from Arabian Peninsula and Iran, through southern areas of Central Asia to western South Asia.The phylogenetic position of the species tat is little known in Iran, although it has been studied in ...  Read More

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4. Ecology and species composition of Molluscs in upstream of the Kor River System, with two new records for the Fars Province, Iran

Fatemeh Abbaspour; Sareh Yaripour; Peter Gloeer; Mehrdad Zamanpoore

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, Pages 29-39


  The scientific literature on molluscans taxonomy in Iran goes back to many years ago; however, in some parts of the country like southern areas, it is completely new. In addition, many of the studies have focused on their potential risk as intermediate hosts for parasites, ignoring their specific taxonomic ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Potential geographic distribution and habitat suitability of the Greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in Iran

Saeed Shahabi; Mozafar Sharifi; Vahid Akmali

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, Pages 40-51


  We present a review of earlier records of the greater horseshoe bat distribution in Iran together with new distribution records of this bat obtained during recent years (2012–2016). The present study describes 41 new localities that increase the species known range mainly over Zagros and Elburz ...  Read More

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6. How perception of local people towards rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) can influence on decision-making of human-macaque conflict mitigation?

Ishita G Ganguly; Netrapal Singh Chauhan

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, Pages 52-62


  A field study was conducted to investigate perception of local people towards conservation of macaques and possible mitigation strategies can be opted to reduce human-macaque conflict in urban landscape. Questionnaire survey was designed to collect qualitative and quantitative information including 608 ...  Read More