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Study on Conservation and Management of Cotton Pygmy-Goose Population in Assam (India)

DOI: 10.5923/j.ajee.20120201.04

Keywords: Anthropogenic, Conservation, Extinction, Nettapus Coromandelianus Coromandelianus Gmelin, Wildlife

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The Cotton Pygmy-goose, Nettapus coromandelianus coromandelianus Gmelin though a native bird of our the South Asian locality, the number being found in fluctuating since the first study made in this concern. The present study was conducted to have a detailed look over the factors responsible for the population decline in certain wetlands in Assam, India, from June 2006 to January 2011. The multifold anthropogenic pressures as well as the other natural pressures on the species are responsible for the steep decrease of its population in the study area. The present study deals with an assessment of problems and prospects of the conservation of the Cotton Pygmy-goose in Eastern plain of Assam during 2006-2011.

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