publication . Article . 2004

War and wildlife: a post-conflict assessment of Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor

Charudutt Mishra; Anthony Fitzherbert;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Prior to the last two decades of conflict, Afghanistan?s Wakhan Corridor was considered an important area for conservation of the wildlife of high altitudes. We conducted an assessment of the status of large mammals in Wakhan after 22 years of conflict, and also made a preliminary assessment of wildlife trade in the markets of Kabul, Faizabad and Ishkashem. The survey confirmed the continued occurrence of at least eight species of large mammals in Wakhan, of which the snow leopard Uncia uncia and Marco Polo sheep Ovis ammon are globally threatened. We found evidence of human-wildlife conflict in Wakhan due to livestock depredation by snow leopard and wolf Canis ...
Persistent Identifiers
Subjects
free text keywords: Leerstoelgroep Resource Ecology, Resource Ecology, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, PE&RC, Geography, Threatened species, Wildlife trade, Leopard, biology.animal, biology, Snow leopard, Fishery, Human–wildlife conflict, Panthera, Livestock, business.industry, business, Environmental protection, Wildlife
Related Organizations
Communities
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
Download fromView all 3 versions
Wageningen Yield
Article . 2004
Provider: NARCIS
NARCIS
Article . 2004
Provider: NARCIS
Oryx
Article
Provider: UnpayWall

Dudley, J.P., Ginsberg, J.R., Plumptre, J.A., Hart, A.J. & Campos, L.C. (2002) Effects of war and civil strife on wildlife and wildlife habitats. Conservation Biology, 16, 319-329. [OpenAIRE]

Habibi, K. (1977) The Mammals of Afghanistan: Their Distribution and Status. United Nations Development Program, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and Ministry of Agriculture, Afghanistan.

IUCN (2002) 2002 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland [http://www.redlist.org, accessed 21 October 2003].

Mani, M.S. (1974) Ecology and Biogeography of India. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Martin, P.S. & Szuter, C.R. (1999) War zones and game sinks in Lewis and Clark's west. Conservation Biology, 13, 36-45.

McNeely, J. (2003) Conserving biodiversity in times of violent conflict. Oryx, 37, 142-152. [OpenAIRE]

Mishra, C. (2001) High altitude survival: conflicts between pastoralism and wildlife in the Trans-Himalaya. PhD thesis, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Mishra, C., Allen, P., McCarthy, T., Madhusudan, M.D., Bayarjargal, A. & Prins, H.H.T. (2003) The role of incentive programs in conserving the snow leopard Uncia uncia. Conservation Biology, in press. [OpenAIRE]

Petocz, R.G. (1973) Marco Polo Sheep (Ovis ammon poli) of the Afghan Pamir: A Report of Biological Investigations in 1972-1973. Unpublished Report to the Government of Afghanistan.

Petocz, R.G. (1978) Report on the Afghan Pamir. Part 1: Ecological Reconnaissance. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Petocz, R.G., Habibi, K., Jamil, A. & Wassey, A. (1978) Report on the Afghan Pamir. Part 2: Biology of Marco Polo Sheep (Ovis ammon poli). Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Rodenburg, W.F. (1977) The Trade in Wild Animal Furs in Afghanistan. FAO Field Document (FO:DP/AFG/74/016). Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Kabul, Afghanistan.

UNEP (2003) Afghanistan: Post-conflict Environmental Assessment. United Nations Environment Program, Nairobi, Kenya.

Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue