ভূ-স্থানিক আহিলা ব্যৱহাৰেৰে পূৱ অসমৰ হাতীৰ সংযোগী পথ আৰু পৰিদৃশ্য গতি চিনাক্তকৰণ : অসমৰ তিনিচুকীয়া জিলাৰ নজিৰ অধ্যয়ন

Authors

  • Pranjit Kumar Sarma মঙ্গলদৈ মহাবিদ্যালয়
  • Jayanta Kumar Bora মঙ্গলদৈ বিদ্যাপীঠ
  • Jayanta Kumar Das ৱাইল্ড লাইফ এৰিয়া ডেভেলপমেণ্ট এণ্ড ৱেলফেয়াৰ ট্ৰাষ্ট, গুৱাহাটী, অসম

Keywords:

Asian Elephant, Corridor, Habitat, GID, GPS

Abstract

The Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) is listed as endangered in the IUCN Red list as the wild population has declined by at least 50% since the 1930s. Massive deforestation, developmental activities, increased human population has destroyed the age-old corridors of elephants in Asia in general and in Assam in specific. This ‘corridor’ plays a vital role in maintaining population viability across a larger landscape. We reassessed three designated elephant corridors and identified a new corridor to map the present status in Tinsukia district of Assam using ground-based survey and geospatial tools. Detail of the land use pattern and land cover status, risk zones, disturbance factors along the corridors, its buffer area, length, and connectivity of the corridors have been mapped. The land use and land cover change along the corridor show that there is a substantial increase of human settlement, tea gardens, and agricultural land in the corridors and creating disturbances in the free movement of elephants from one habitat to another. The study will help monitor changes in corridors over time in the study area.

Author Biography

Pranjit Kumar Sarma, মঙ্গলদৈ মহাবিদ্যালয়

ভূগোল বিভাগ

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Published

2021-01-17

How to Cite

Sarma, P. K., Bora, J. K. ., & Das, J. K. (2021). ভূ-স্থানিক আহিলা ব্যৱহাৰেৰে পূৱ অসমৰ হাতীৰ সংযোগী পথ আৰু পৰিদৃশ্য গতি চিনাক্তকৰণ : অসমৰ তিনিচুকীয়া জিলাৰ নজিৰ অধ্যয়ন. ক্ষেত্ৰ আৰু সংস্কৃতি, অসম, 1(1). Retrieved from https://kshetraarusanskriti.in/index.php/kas/article/view/4

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