HABITAT SUITABILITY MODELING FOR MONTAIN SLENDER LORIS IN THE HAKGALA STRICT NATURE RESERVE: A GEOINFORMATICS APPROACHAuthors: C. J. Hettiarachchi,S. N. Gamage,C. A. Mahanayakage,U. K. G. K. Padmalal,S. W. Kotagama
Geographic Information Systems and Remote sensing are treated as powerful analysis and decision making tool used in a spectrum of applications in different fields. Montane Slender Loris is endangered primate subspecies and found only in the Montane rainforest region of Sri Lanka. This research study is an attempt to explore the application of habited suitability analysis for Montane Slender Loris in Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve (HSNR) in Sri Lanka using GIS and Remote sensing techniques. The objective of this research is to map the habitat suitability factors, along with related topographic data through GIS and discover the possibility of using spatial and geographical features for effective analysis and decision making to identify suitable hotspots for habitats of Montane Slender Loris in the HSNR. The overall study clearly shows available habitat for the Montane Slender Loris is critically small thus current management practices need to concern these issues for the future survival of the loris in the HSNR.
Keywords: Geographic Information Systems, Montain Slender Loris, Habitat Suitability, Analysis, Conservation
How to Cite: Hettiarachchi,C. J, Gamage,S. N, Mahanayakage,C. A, Padmalal,U. K. G. K, Kotagama,S. W, (2015). HABITAT SUITABILITY MODELING FOR MONTAIN SLENDER LORIS IN THE HAKGALA STRICT NATURE RESERVE: A GEOINFORMATICS APPROACH.WILDLANKA, 3(3):Pages 144-147
Department of Wildlife Conservation,
No: 811/A, Jayanthipura,