Estimating occupancy of Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in a protected and non-protected area of Nepal

Sandhya Sharma, Hari Sharma, Chanda Chaulagain, Hem Katuwal & Jerrold Belant
Chinese pangolin is the world’s most heavily trafficked small mammal for luxury food and traditional medicine. Although their populations are declining worldwide, it is difficult to monitor their population status because of its rarity and nocturnal behavior. We used site occupancy (presence/absence) sampling of pangolin sign (i.e. active burrows) in a protected (Gaurishankar Conservation Area) and non-protected area (Ramechhap district) of central Nepal with multiple environmental covariates to understand factors that may influence occupancy of...
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