FERAL: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Study of the distribution of the Primates the Genus Semnopithecus and understanding factors that influence parapatry between the Common langur (Semnopithecus priam) and Nilgiri langur (Semnopithecus johinii) in the Southern Western Ghats, India


This project, comprising of three major components, tried to unravel the status of two closely related primate species which exhibit parapatry - or overlap in ranges. The study was concerned with the push and pull of natural and anthropogenic factors which facilitated range overlap and potential hybridisation of the two species.


Project Information


Sunita Ram
Principal Investigator

Project Information

Budget: ₹ 1,153,943
Project Area: Southern Western Ghats

Duration: April, 2010 to February, 2013

Funding Agencies

Women Scientist Scheme, Deparment of Science & Technology India

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