Two Bantengs Died Trapping in Snares in Protected Forest

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Re: Two Bantengs Died Trapping in Snares in Protected Forest

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:11 pm

Gaurs heading for extinction ?

Gaur : Bos gaurus Lambert, 1804

The global population of gaur is estimated to be between 13,000 and 30,000 individuals, with a dramatic decline all across its range due to unprecedented growth of human population in South-East Asia. Decline factors include poaching, habitat destruction, competition for food resources and disease transmission from domestic cattle. Rinderpest has for example dramatically affected the Indian gaur population in 1968. Conservation and management plans for the gaur are implemented in Malaysia and Vietnam where scattered populations are close to extinction. B. g. laosiensis and B. g. hubbacki are particularly endangered. There has been at least a 60% reduction in the gaur population in Thailand in only 20 years (Srikosamatara and Suteethorn, 1995). Poaching to sell the horns as trophies constitutes the main cause of overexploitation of remnant populations. Subsistence hunting has apparently a small influence on the viability of the population of gaurs. Ex situ conservation programs are implemented for gaur in US and in Europe. However, these captive populations are too small and dangerously inbred. In 2001, a gaur was cloned in U.S., but it died within a couple of days. ... Gaurus.htm
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Re: Two Bantengs Died Trapping in Snares in Protected Forest

Post by hanno » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:48 pm

Gaurs heading for extinction ?
Along with everything else. What do you expect in a country where the competent authorities not only do not stop the large-scale deforestation and hunting, they are actively involved in it?
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