MISC

2010年

Population Dynamics, Herd Behavior, and Genetic Analysis of the Critically Endangered Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis): A Mini Review

Journal of Developments in Sustainable Agriculture
  • Ishihara Shinya
  • ,
  • Kanai Yukio

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開始ページ
136
終了ページ
140
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
DOI
10.11178/jdsa.5.136
出版者・発行元
筑波大学農林技術センター

The tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) is a wild buffalo endemic to Island of Mindoro, Philippines and one of the world's critically endangered animals. In the early 1900s the tamaraw could be seen all over the island of Mindoro, but its distribution is now restricted to only three protected areas, with a total estimated population of about 250. The main reasons for its population decline have been unrelenting habitat destruction and illegal hunting. Recent field surveys of the tamaraw have revealed that survival of the tamaraw in the Aruyan Preserve is critical, and the subpopulation in the Mount Iglit-Baco National Park seems to be the only core herd that can be subjected to a practical conservation program. Identification of the tamaraw by fecal DNA analysis would be useful in further studies to verify the animal's ecological behavior, including its existence, range, population dynamics, and genetic diversity.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.11178/jdsa.5.136
CiNii Articles
http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/130004946395
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.11178/jdsa.5.136
  • ISSN : 1880-3016
  • CiNii Articles ID : 130004946395

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