Himalayan tahr on game estates outside the tahr feral range
Two farm-bred, mature male Himalayan tahr were monitored for one year in a fenced enclosure outside the tahr feral range. GIS tracks and heat maps from GPS records showed how the tahr used the space inside the enclosure. The tahr spent very little time in proximity to the boundary fence, but visited the fence more often during the May-June breeding season. Most of the time spent at the fence was during the day, with few visits at night. The trial showed that it is possible to contain male tahr in captivity outside the feral range.
KeywordsHimalayan tahr; Hemitragus jemlahicus; game estate; Himalayan Thar Control Plan; feral range
Fields of Research0608 Zoology; 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management; 0502 Environmental Science and Management; 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
TypeReport (Technical Report)
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