Survey of the four-horned antelope in South India
The four-horned antelope is primarily distributed in India and little is known about its ecology or feeding/breeding behaviour. This unique antelope is threatened by poaching, grazing, and habitat loss. In the proposed study area, they are found in undulating open-to-dense scrub forests, and this resource is also shared by the biomass-dependent local communities. In order to draw long-term conservation plans for the species in the area, this project is to survey potential habitats for their presence, assess their relative abundance, identify habitat features and document the immediate local threats for their survival.