The study, titled, The truth about scats and dogs: Next-generation sequencing and spatial capture-recapture models offer opportunities for conservation monitoring of an endangered social canid, was published in the international journal, Biological Conservation. Scientists from Wildlife Conservation Society-India, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, University of Florida (USA), and Stanford University (USA), together developed a scientifically robust method — genetic information and advanced population models to estimate the population of dholes.
- A new study reveals India’s first ever population estimates of the endangered dhole (Asiatic wild dog) in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala.
- India supports 23 percent of world’s carnivore species in around 2.3 percent of the global land area. But some of these species are facing the threat of extinction, even as their population remain unknown. Dholes are among such large threatened species.
- In a new study scientists have collaborated to develop a scientifically robust method using genetic information and advanced population models to estimate the population of dholes.