Original Article
1. Golestan National Park zoning re-evaluation based on higher species richness hotspots

Javad Selyari; Azam Elhami Rad; Morteza Naderi; Kamran Almasieh

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 1-11


  n recent decades, the rate of extinction of species has been increased continually all over the world and lack of effective and efficient conservation strategies will lead to extinction of a large number of species. Determination of habitat suitability is an essential necessity for management and conservation ...  Read More

Short communication
2. Length-weight relationship and condition factor of ten fish species (Cyprinidae, Sisoridae, Mugilidae, Cichlidae, Gobiidae and Channidae) from Iranian inland waters

Atta Mouludi-Saleh; Soheil Eagderi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 12-15


  During 2010-2017, a total 296 specimens including Romanogobio persus, Hemiculter leucisculus, Schizothorax pelzami, Rhodeus amarus and Cabdio morar (Cyprinidae), Glyptothorax silviae (Sisoridae), Planiliza abu (Mugilidae), Iranocichla persa (Cichlidae), Glossogobius giuris (Gobiidae) and Channa gachua ...  Read More

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3. Avifauna Species Diversity and Abundance in Kainji Lake ‎National Park, Niger State, Nigeria

Olaoluwa Ayodeji Adebayo; Shafiu Kilishi ‎ Halidu

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 16-26


  The dearth of understanding the importance of bird species diversity and abundance contributes to the low rate of conservation and distribution of wildlife species in the ecosystem. Diversity and abundance are equally important factors for improving the ecological system. This study examined bird species ...  Read More

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4. Distribution of Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) and its interaction with local communities in the Abohar wildlife sanctuary, Northwestern India

Parteek Bajwa; Netrapal Singh Chauhan

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 27-35


  The information regarding animal distribution and perceptiveness of local communities play an essential role in designing and planning protected areas, and their management policies as well. To this aim, we mapped the distribution of our focal species, Nilgai antelope (Boselaphus tragocamelus) in and ...  Read More

Original Article
5. A skeletochronological study of age in the Persian pond turtle (Emys orbicularis persica) from the north of Iran

Sharifeh Yamoudi; Haji Gholi Kami; Zeinolabedin Mohammadi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 36-44


  The skeletochronological technique has been used to estimatethe age of the Persian pond turtle in the north of Iran. In this study, the phalange and femur bones were removed, decalcified in chloric acid, and sections stained with Hematoxylin-Eosin. The age of the specimens was determined by the number ...  Read More

Original Article
6. ‎Status and Distribution of Malayan Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) in Dampa ‎Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India

Sushanto Gouda; Netrapal Singh Chauhan; Janmejay Sethy

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 45-56


  Malayan sun bear is the smallest among all bears and the only tropical bear species inhabiting ‎the lowland tropical forest of Southeast Asia. Once abundant, they are now considered as ‎priority species due to excessive poaching and hunting across their home range. Although ‎reported from ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Seasonal habitat selection by house sparrows across the urbanization matrix in Delhi, India

Shikha Choudhary; Netrapal Singh Chauhan; Rajiv Kalsi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, Pages 57-65


  House sparrows are associated with rural and urban regions and are a common species of any urban ecosystem. Previous studies confirm that urbanization and industrialization are two major factors causing the loss of suitable foraging and nesting space in urban areas for house sparrows, contributing to ...  Read More