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Title: Providing an ecological basis for the conservation of the Pallas's cat (Otocolobus manul)
Author: Ross, Steven
ISNI:       0000 0004 2677 3108
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
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Pallas's cat is a 3-5kg species endemic to Central Asia. It is Near Threatened and thought to be at risk from habitat fragmentation, a declining prey base and consumptive hunting. Moreover, it Is distributed within the temperate grasslands biome, the least protected of all biomes in the world and increasingly under pressure from economic development and population growth. While the current status of Pallas's cat highlights Its need for protection, its ecology has not been studied, impairing the development of conservation strategies. In this thesis I address the need for an ecological framework to support the species conservation. conducted fieldwork for 30 months from 2005 to 2007. Pallas's cats were found to maintain large home range areas and live at very low densities.
Supervisor: Harris, Stephen Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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