Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES   September 2004 , Volume 30 , Number 34; Page(s) 71 To 88.
 
Paper: 

MAJOR VERTEBRATES FAUNA OF BIDOIEH PROTECTED AREA, KERMAN PROVINCE

 
 
Author(s):  SHAFIEI S., SEHATI SABET M.E., MOGHADAS D.
 
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Abstract: 
A Study was conducted to determine the major vertebrates fauna of Bidoieh Protected Area, South west Kirman, during 2001-2002. The Fauna were identified using. morphologic, morphometric and meristic characters. 22 species of mammals, 89 species of birds, 18 species of reptiles, 2 species of amphibian and 2 species of fish were identified. Based on IUCN and CITES categories and also Iran's DOE laws, there are 4 Protected taxa, 2 Vulnerable taxa and 2 Lower Risk/near threatened taxa of mammals as well as 2 Endangered taxa, I taxon in Lower Risk/near threatened, 9 nonaquatic protected taxa and I endemic taxon of birds, and finally 2 Protected taxa of reptiles in the study area. The distribution maps(1:100000 scale) of the major species of vertebrates of the area were prepared. Some recommendations for sound and rational management are given for the major vertebrates fauna of Bidoieh Protected Area.
 
Keyword(s): BIODIVERSITY, VERTEBRATES, PROTECTED AREA, BIDOIEH, KERMAN
 
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