By: Chen Mingyong
256 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps, tables
Language: Chinese with scientific name index
The Asian elephant is subject of national wildlife protection, and is currently only distributed in a few areas such as Xishuangbanna, Pu'er, Lincang, etc., they number only 200 to 250 individuals, and are extremely rare and endangered. The increasing use of land is threatening their distribution and Asian elephant habitat has become fragmented islands. Exchange between populations has been severely hampered, and their survival is seriously threatened. This book looks at the population biology and the effects of fragmentations on the distribution of the Asian elephant in China. It also discusses habitat quality assessment as well as a comprehensive system of community surveys conducted using modern technology, and the planning, design, construction and management of the six Chinese Asian elephant conservation areas and road corridors.
Summary in Chinese:
亚 洲象是国家1级保护野生动物，目前仅分布于云南省西双版纳、普洱和临沧等少数几个地区，数量仅200～250头，极度珍稀、濒危。由于分布区土地利用日益 加剧。亚洲象栖息地岛屿化、破碎化现象严重，它们被分隔残存于几个生态孤岛上。种群间交流受到严重阻碍，生存受到严重威胁。本书在岛屿生物学理论和复合种 群理论的基础上，通过对中国亚洲象分布现状、栖息地质量评价以及社区开展全面系统调查的基础上，利用现代技术规划设计出6条中国亚洲象保护廊道，并对廊道 建设与管理进行了阐述，还对在建设的勐养一勐仑、勐腊—尚勇两条亚洲象保护廊道建设与管理实践进行了详细的分析和总结。
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