The study attempted to provide an up-to-date assessment of Chital and Bonnet Macaque and their population size, spatial distribution and structure as their presence has frequently led to conflicts and accidents. Population size, structure and distribution was carried out by one time count of the population enumerating adult males, young males, adult females, unisexed juveniles; repeated visits to identified male territories to assess site fidelity and assessment of habitat quality where the largest herds graze or where sightings are most frequent, followed by data analyses and documentation. The data obtained as part of the project would be useful for conservation planning.



Funding Agency

Indian Institute of Technology-Madras