Habitat suitability of striped hyena (Hyena hyena) in Sariska tiger reserve, Rajasthan India
Shilpi Gupta, K Sankar, Qamar Qureshi, Krishnendu Mondal
The present study was conducted to understand the habitat features governing distribution of striped hyena in Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India, based on habitat suitability approach. Binary logistic regression method was used to model habitat suitability for striped hyena in the study area between November 2007 to June 2009. In total, 100 trapping stations were sampled for 25 days resulting into total effort of 2500 trapping nights. The 100 trapping stations covered an area of 95.99 km2 (MCP). Binary logistic regression analysis revealed overall prediction accuracy for depicting the striped hyena presence in the intensive study area was 72%. It was found that striped hyena was using the area presence of Boswellia, scrubland and area close to villages in study area. Comparatively, very less area was found as medium and high suitable areas for this species in the study area. Validation based on independent variables predicted probability of occurrence through logistic models was true for intensive study area.
Shilpi Gupta, K Sankar, Qamar Qureshi, Krishnendu Mondal. Habitat suitability of striped hyena (Hyena hyena) in Sariska tiger reserve, Rajasthan India. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 135-139