Limi Valley
Basic information
Sample name: Limi Valley

Reference: R. P. Lama, T. R. Ghale, M. K. Suwal, R. Ranabhat, and G. R. Regmi. 2018. First photographic evidence of snow leopard Panthera uncia (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) outside current protected areas network in Nepal Himalaya. Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(8):12086-12090 [ER 3033]
Country: Nepal

Coordinate: 30.29° N, 81.65° E
Geography comments: "Limi Valley is located in the trans-Himalayan steppe environment in Humla District of Nepal (Fig. 1), covering an area of ca. 1200km2"
coordinate based on Limi Valley
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tundra
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: none given, but the region is in Köppen zone ET (tundra)
Life forms: carnivores, primates, ungulates, other small mammals
Focal species: Panthera uncia
Sampling methods: quadrat, automatic cameras
Sample size: 194
Years: 2015
Seasons: summer
Nets or traps: 16
Net or trap nights: 195
Camera type: digital
Cameras paired: no
Sampling comments: "We conducted a camera-trapping survey in the Limi Valley during July and August, 2015 to conduct a rapid assessment of Snow Leopard status. We divided the total study area into 5x5 km2 grid cells... and placed one or two cameras in each grid... We set up 17 Bushnell Trophy HD cameras in 17 locations (Fig. 1) within 10 grids... A minimum distance between camera-traps was kept at 2.5km, and they were placed at elevations from 3, 092–4, 608 m... One camera-trap was lost thus only data from the remaining 16 camera-traps were used in the analysis... We defined capture events as independent images of a species at a location captured at least 60 minutes apart"
711 images of birds are not broken down to species
Sample: 3278
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-03-15 22:26:32
Modified: 2019-03-15 22:26:32
Abundance distribution
5 species
0 singletons
total count 194
standardised richness: 5.0
Fisher's α: 0.937
geometric series k: 0.4962
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6039
Shannon's H: 1.1157
Good's u: 1.0000
Panthera uncia636 kg carnivore
Pseudois nayaur633 kg grazer-browser
Martes foina141.3 kg carnivore-frugivore
Ochotona spp.69
Homo sapiens99