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

Charudutt Mishra; Anthony Fitzherbert;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Country: Netherlands
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 ...
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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
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