Wildlife Enumeration

Major Mammals

The estimated figures of population of major mammals as per the exercises conducted in the past are as follows:

Sl No Species 1993 1997 2002 2011
Nos. Density (No. of animals/km2 )
1 LTM 960(17 Divisions) 300 (9 Divisions) 1320 .. ..
2 Bonnet Macaque 4860 .. .. .. 12.0
3 Nilgiri Langur 2987 24809 51517 .. 5.9
4 Common Langur .. .. 51517 .. ..
5 Elephant 4286 5730 6965 7384  
6 Gaur 4840 4151 14787   1.9
7 Sambar Deer 10600 13661 30414 .. ..
8 Spotted Deer 6200 14882 38391 .. 3.9
9 Barking Deer 1025 .. .. .. 1.3
10 Mouse Deer 550 .. .. .. ..
11 Wild Boar 40900 40425 60940 .. 5.1
12 Malabar Giant Squirrel .. 63474 88919 .. 6.6
13 Porcupine 700 .. ... .. ..
14 Small Indian Civet 425 .. .. .. ..
15 Common Palm Civet 380 .. .. .. ..
16 Sloth Bear 420 .. .. .. ..
17 Wild Dog 358 .. .. .. ..

Elephant

Figures of population estimation of elephants in the forest areas of Kerala are shown in the table below:

 

Year Nature of estimation Estimated no.of elephants
1993 Wildlife census 4286
1997 Wildlife census 5737
2002 Wildlife census 6965
2005 Elephant census 5135 (dung count)3564 (sample block count)
2007 Elephant census 6068 (dung count)
2010 Elephant census 6026 (dung count)3520 (sample block count)
2011 Wildlife census 7384 (dung count)1958 (sample block count)
 




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