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MOVEMENT OF LYLE?S FLYING FOX

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ba_4Via satellite telemetry (Argos satellite system), we recorded the movements of a Lyle?s flying fox in Singburi Province, Central Thailand. The apparatus was attached to a mature male bat at Wat Kaochang, one of the biggest roosting sites of Lyle?s fruit bat in the province. Movement of Lyle?s fruits bat was examined from March 12 through April 1, 2009. The bat seemed to change its roost from Wat Kaochan to some roosts in Chainat Province by the captive stress. There was no report of the roosts of Lyle?s flying fox in the province, so further investigation about its habitat in central Thailand is required. On the other hand, the bat sometimes fly over provinces, but this trip was usually occurred within a day, and the bat went back to Chainat Province again. This study showed wide range of movement of Lyle?s flying fox in central Thailand.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2012 08:42 Read more...

CURRENT STATUS OF BOOTED EAGLE HIERAAETUS PENNATUS IN THAILAND

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Booted Eagle Hieraaetuspennatus, a medium-sized eagle, is considered to be a rare passage migrant, winter visitor or even a vagrant in Thailand, according to widely-used field guides. Nation-wide raptor censuses in winter, organized by Thai Raptor Group (TRG) and volunteered by avocational birders, revealed that the species was more common than previously thought, particularly in suitable habitats. Its winter range covers four regions of Thailand, including North-west, North-east, the central plains and southern provinces.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 03:53 Read more...

ECOLOGY OF WILDLIFE CORRIDOR DESIGN : initial concepts for Thailand

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Corridors have been adopted worldwide and now serve as a crucial tool for wildlife conservation planning by reducing the effects of habitat fragmentation. During the past several decades wildlife habitat in Thailand has become increasingly fragmented, potentially resulting in inbreeding and resource limitations for many species.  As a result, research scientists and land managers are paying serious attention to the idea of using corridors for wildlife conservation in Thailand.  However, the concept of using corridors for landscape linkage in Thailand requires further development, and in order to use corridors to conserve wildlife in Thailand careful planning and additional in-country research will be necessary.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 January 2011 07:41 Read more...

Study and conservation of Varanids of Thailand

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Varanids are lizards of the Varanus genus, the largest lizards of Thailand.  In Thailand, there are four taxa of Varanids: Varanus bengalensis nebulosus, Varanus dumerilii, Varanus rudicollis and Varanus salvator macromaculatus.  A fifth species of monitor was documented in Thailand, Varanus flavescens (Boulenger, 1912) in Trang; however, this account and others in peninsular Malaysia appear to have been Varanus bengalensis nebulosus.

 Little study has been done of Thailand?s Varanids. The protection given by the Wildlife Reservation and Protection Act BE 2535 (1992) which has helped in the conservation of the genus Varanus has also greatly hindered their study. On top of the protection law hindering research, regulations concerning the use of radio frequencies and the accompanying bureaucracy that accompanies the regulations greatly hinder the use of radio transmitters which are needed for a comprehensive study of Varanid ecology.  Over the two decades since this protection has been afforded, only Lauprasert & Thirakupt (2001) represents a published large scale monitor specific study. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 September 2010 06:45 Read more...

REPRODUCTIVE CYCLE OF THE RAINBOW WATER SNAKE

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From March 2006 to April 2007, two hundred and fifty eight Enhydris enhydris females at Ban Borthong, Kabinburi District, Prachinburi Province, were collected from local fisherman?s nets for the investigation of reproductive cycle. Thirty-nine gravid females were found during nine-month period,  February to October, from which the number of gravid females was highest in April.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:43 Read more...

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