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Introduction

Mammalian Research Station is currently located at Balkasar Research complex, Balkasar Chakwal. It is a 500 Kanal area, where other research stations are also working. This station is active and currently housing 7 bears and in future work on other mammals will be initiated as well. It started working in 2009, and is expanded as well to work on other mammalian species of Pakistan..

Facilities

The station is equipped to carry out basic studies on different aspects of mammal biology, like,behavioral biology of both nocturnal and diurnal animals, population distribution, feeding biology, breeding biology, both under controlled and semi controlled conditions. The station also collaborates with Bimolecular Research Centre for studies on genetic diversity.

Collaborations

The centre is open for collaboration with national/ international research scientists/ groups/ institutions for:

  1. Sharing expertise.

  2. Sharing facilities of studies on biology of the species sharing the international boundaries.

  3. Sharing literature and information.

Present Focus

Present focus of study is on the distribution and conservation biology of endangered carnivores and herbivores.

Objectives

Main objectives of the centre are to study:

  1. Population Distribution and  levels of different mammalian species in different areas.

  2. Biology and habitat studies on selected species.

  3. Behavioral biology of the species.

  4. Extent of population isolation and changes over space and time.

 Researches Conducted

  The researches so far being conducted, include:

  1. Feeding patterns of Black bears, Brown Bear, and Sloth Bear Focusing on percentage of artificial feed and naturally available food.

  2. Comparison of diurnal activities and time budgeting of black, brown and sloth bears.

  3. Chemical constituents of feed consumed by black and brown bears.

  4. Preferences of black, brown and sloth bears for different food enrichments provided in semi-wild conditions of bear sanctuary.

  5. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of different behaviors of black, brown and sloth bears for an estimation of degree of natural behavior exhibited under sanctuary conditions.

  6. Field identification of brown, black and sloth bear in wild using foot prints, scats, hairs and digging pattern.

  7. Culturing of termites at different localities as natural formic acid source for bears.

  8.  Study on method of food selection by herbivores and carnivores.

  9. Dynamics of Barking Deer population with reference to Margalla Hills National Park, Pakistan.

  10. Biodiversity assessment and its effect on the environment of Shakar Parian.

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