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Pattern of changes in the roosting population of a fruit bat, Pteropus giganteus.

Astha Singh* & Shiva Prasad
*University Department of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received 30th June, 2013; Revised 25th July, 2013

Abstract : This article deals with the pattern of changes in the roosting population of P. giganteus a fruit bat. It was found that the population under study is declining by 10.2% and the rate of gain is only 0 .9%. The prospect of recovery of this colony is very weak as average increase is only 0.9% per year, therefore the conservation of this species needs immediate intervention.

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