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Four-horned Antelope (Chousinga) Distribution and Status - Questionnaire Survey


Bombay Natural History Society is carrying out a study on the ecology of Four-horned Antelope Tetracerus quadricornis in Central India with support of the DST (Department of Science and Technology). As part of the study, we are conducting a questionnaire survey to assess the status and distribution of Four-horned Antelope (Chousinga) throughout India. The information you provide will be valuable for the conservation of the species. Choose from the options and give your brief answers. Please clear and resubmit the form if you have information for more than one area. Thank you.
NOTE: PLEASE LEAVE THE SECTION BLANK IF INFORMATION IS NOT AVAILABLE ABOUT IT. (e.g. coordinates, taluk etc.)

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Reporter

Name Occupation
Address
Email
Name of the Area Taluk
District State
Coordinates(North) Coordinates(East)

Forest Status:
National Park Wildlife Sanctuary Reserve Forest Private Forest
Non Protected Others (Please specify)

Forest Type:
Semi-ever green Dry deciduous Moist deciduous Scrub thorn forest Grassland Others (Please specify)


  1. In your area, four-horned antelope is:
    Abundant Frequent Occasional Rare Not found


  2. Its distribution is:
    Widespread Localized Seasonal Unknown


  3. Approximate number/density of four-horned antelope in your area:


  4. Approximate area covered in your estimate:


  5. Your abundance estimate is based on:
    Sightings Signs Forest Dept. census Interviewing locals
    Research (Please give brief details)


  6. Pellet heaps of four-horned antelope (tendency to release fecal droppings at the same place) are: Seen Not seen


  7. Antelope population trend in your area:
    increasing declining stable unknown


  8. What are the potential threats to the Antelope population in your area:
    Degradation    Habitat loss    Monoculture plantations    Hunting/Trade
    Minor Forest Products collection    Grazing    Felling    Fire
    Conflict with people    Encroachment    Others (please specify)      

  9. Were there four-horned antelopes earlier, but are extinct now?
    yes no


  10. If yes, what are the possible reasons:
    Habitat destruction and encroachment Hunting
    Habitat fragmentation Disease
    Any other (please specify)


  11. Do you consider the ongoing conservation efforts to protect your area sufficient:
    yes no


  12. Any other comments:





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