Sci Rep 2021 Jul 29;11(1):15427. Epub 2021 Jul 29.
Department of Zoology, Animal Ecology and Wildlife Biology Lab., Gauhati University, Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar, Jalukbari, Guwahati-14, Assam, India.
The present study aimed at predicting the potential habitat of Western Hoolock Gibbon (Hoolock hoolock) in the upper Brahmaputra River Valley, Assam, India, and identifying priority conservation areas for the species, taking canopy cover into account. We used the maximum entropy algorithm for the prediction of the potential habitat of the gibbon using its current distribution with 19 environmental parameters as primary predictors. Spatio-temporal analyses of the habitat were carried out using satellite-based remote sensing and GIS techniques for two decades (1998-2018) along with Terra Modis Vegetation Continuous Field product to examine land use land cover (LULC), habitat fragmentation, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and tree cover percentage of the study area. Read More