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Spatio-temporal patterns of co-occurrence of tigers and leopards within a protected area in central India
Anindita Bidisha Chatterjee
Department of Population Management, Capture and Rehabilitation, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India
Department of Population Management, Capture and Rehabilitation, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India
Ex-director, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641108, India
Yadvendradev Vikramsinh Jhala
Department of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India
Department of Population Management, Capture and Rehabilitation, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India
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This study provides a record of co-occurrence patterns of tigers and leopards in a dry deciduous forest where both these sympatric predators coexist in high densities. Populations of large carnivores are decreasing on a global scale, and looking into their inter-species relationships is crucial to conserving these species. Our results show that leopards avoid tigers spatially in a dry deciduous system and show significant temporal overlap, with no fine-scale spatio-temporal avoidance.
This study provides a record of co-occurrence patterns of tigers and leopards in a dry deciduous...