Biological Conservation, Sept, 2012, Vol.153, p.219(8)
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2012.05.006 Byline: Jason I. Ransom (a), Petra Kaczensky (b), Bruce C. Lubow (c), Oyunsaikhan Ganbaatar (d)(e), Nanjid Altansukh (d) Keywords: Asiatic wild ass; Distance sampling; Equus; Gazelle; Gobi; Khulan; Mongolia; Point count; Population estimation Abstract: a* We developed a collaborative method for estimating terrestrial wildlife abundance. a* Local peoples were included as observers and the method addressed observer bias. a* No expensive equipment was needed to quantify the necessary metrics. a* Asiatic wild ass and goitered gazelle populations in Mongolia were estimated. a* This is a functional model for integrating local people into conservation projects. Author Affiliation: (a) US Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building C, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA (b) Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Savoyenstrasse 1, A-1160 Vienna, Austria (c) Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA (d) Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area, Mongolia (e) International Takhi Group, Switzerland Article History: Received 17 January 2012; Revised 1 May 2012; Accepted 12 May 2012
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