Compiled 'Presence Only' data for Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Nepal, Himalya 2007-2011

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Kandel, K et al.
Publication_Date: 20121231
Title:
Compiled 'Presence Only' data for Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Nepal, Himalya 2007-2011
Edition: 1
Series_Information:
Series_Name: 1
Issue_Identification: 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Kathmandu, Nepal
Publisher: Global Primate Network
Other_Citation_Details:
Kandel K. (2009). Distribution and Habitat Use of Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens CUVIER 1825) In Eastern Nepal. A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN ZOOLOGY CENTRAL DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY ECOLOGY PROGRAM INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY KATHMANDU NEPAL DECEMBER 2009 see also Cross References and Supplemental Material
Online_Linkage: NA
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Description:
Abstract:
This data set consist of 1120 compiled geo-referenced 'presence only' locations for Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens;Taxonomic Serial Number TSN 621846) in Nepal. The data cover the time period 2007 til 2011 and are collected by 6 observers throughout most months of the year. Sightings are derived from transect surveys as well as from opportunistic surveys. Most sightings are based on fecal group recordings; 27 direct sightings are also recorded. The geo-referencing is done with a eTREX 12 channel GPS and recorded decimal degrees, the WGS84 geographic datum is used. The bounding coordinates are latitude North 29.523300 27.008970, and longitude East 88.057400, 82.052200. Some sightings include elevation ranging from c. +2800 to +3660 meters above sea level. The survey locations include variety of land types, including Langtang National Park, Sagarmatha National Park, Makalu Barun National Park, Rara National Park, Gaurishankhar Conservation Area and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.
Purpose:
To provide a solid data source for Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens;TSN 621846) in Nepal and for distribution, mapping and predictions for a sustainable conservation management.
Supplemental_Information:
Zhang Z., F. Wei, M. Li, and J. Hu. 2006. Winter microhabitat separation between Giant and Red Pandas in Bashania faberi Bamboo Forest in Fengtongzhai Nature Reserve. Journal of Wildlife Management, 70(1):231-235. Yonzon, P. B. 1989. Ecology and conservation of the red panda in the Nepal-Himalayas. Ph.D. Diss. Submitted to University of Maine. Pradhan, S., G.K. Saha, and J.A. Khan. 2001. Ecology of the red panda Ailurus fulgens in the Singhalia National Park, Darjeeling, India. Biological Conservation, 98: 11-18.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200701
Ending_Date: 201112
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 88.57400
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 82.05220
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.523300
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.008970
Bounding_Altitudes:
Altitude_Minimum: 2800
Altitude_Maximum: 3600.000
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Nepal; The bounding coordinates are latitude North 29.523300 27.008970, and longitude East 88.057400, 82.052200. Some sightings include elevation ranging from c. +2800 to +3660 meters above sea level. The survey locations include variety of land types, including Langtang National Park, Sagarmatha National Park, Makalu Barun National Park, Rara National Park, Gaurishankhar Conservation Area and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens;TSN 621846)
Theme_Keyword: Nepal
Theme_Keyword: Himalaya
Theme_Keyword: Eastern Himalayas
Theme_Keyword: Eastern Hindu Kush Himalayas
Theme_Keyword: Asia
Theme_Keyword: Presence Only Data
Theme_Keyword: Opportunistic Surveys
Theme_Keyword: Transects
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park Service Theme Category Thesaurus
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Nepal
Place_Keyword: Himalaya
Place_Keyword: Hindu-Kush Himalayas
Place_Keyword: HKH
Place_Keyword: Taplejung
Place_Keyword: Panchthar
Place_Keyword: Ilam
Place_Keyword: Sankhuwasabha
Place_Keyword: Solukhumbu
Place_Keyword: Dolakha
Place_Keyword: Rasuwa
Place_Keyword: Nuwakot
Place_Keyword: Sindhupalchock
Place_Keyword: Baglung
Place_Keyword: Myagd
Place_Keyword: Rukkum
Place_Keyword: Mugu
Place_Keyword: Surumkhim
Place_Keyword: Kalikhola
Place_Keyword: Yamphudin
Place_Keyword: Phurumbu
Place_Keyword: Linkhim
Place_Keyword: Phawakhola
Place_Keyword: Sikaicha
Place_Keyword: Mamankhe
Place_Keyword: Papung
Place_Keyword: Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
Place_Keyword: Sidin
Place_Keyword: Lungrupa
Place_Keyword: Pranbung
Place_Keyword: Memeng
Place_Keyword: Mabu
Place_Keyword: Maimajhuwa
Place_Keyword: Jogmai
Place_Keyword: Jamuna
Place_Keyword: Mabu
Place_Keyword: Maipokhari
Place_Keyword: Chhumsur
Place_Keyword: Makalu Barun National Park
Place_Keyword: Chepuwa
Place_Keyword: Yafu
Place_Keyword: Tamakhani
Place_Keyword: Beni
Place_Keyword: Kalinchowk
Place_Keyword: Bhotang
Place_Keyword: Langtang National Park
Place_Keyword: Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
Place_Keyword: Sagarmatha National Park
Place_Keyword: Rara National Park
Place_Keyword: Gaurishankhar Conservation Area
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Name Thesaurus
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Code Thesaurus
Access_Constraints: None, suggested to contact authors
Use_Constraints:
None, please use as 'presence only'. Suggested to contact authors for details.
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens;Taxonomic Serial Number TSN 621846)
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Chordata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subphylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Vertebrata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Mammalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subclass
Taxon_Rank_Value: Theria
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Infraclass
Taxon_Rank_Value: Eutheria
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Carnivora
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Suborder
Taxon_Rank_Value: Caniformia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ailuridae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ailurus
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ailurus fulgens
Applicable_Common_Name: Red Panda
Data_Set_Credit:
Global Primate Network-Nepal GPO Box 26288, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel +977 1 4334784 info@primatelife.org www.primatelife.org

Central Department of Zoology Tribhuvan University Kathmandu, Nepal

Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation Kathmandu, Nepal

Himalayan Nature Kathmandu, Nepal

Supported by: Oregon Zoo Foundation USA (www.oregonzoo.org),

Nagao Natural Environment Foundation Japan (www.nagaofoundation.or.jp),

IdeaWild USA (www.ideawild.org)

Peoples' Trust For Endangered Species, UK (www.ptes.org)

Chester Zoo, UK (www.chesterzoo.org)

Rufford Small Grants Foundation, UK (www.ruffordsmallgrants.org)

Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: NA
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: NA
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Excel IBM PC
Analytical_Tool:
Analytical_Tool_Description: Excel data sheet; data can be mapped with ArcGIS
Tool_Access_Information:
Online_Linkage: NA
Tool_Access_Instructions: NA
Tool_Computer_and_Operating_System: Excle MSDOC PC IBM

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: NA; data should be good quality and checked for errors.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Data are consistent.
Completeness_Report: Dataset is complete as delivered and described.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
The following 6 observers collected the data: Tulsi Ram Subedi Kamal Kandel Sonam Tashi Lama Shange Sherpa Ganga Ram Regmi Arjun Thapa Hari Prasad Sharma
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20070101
Ending_Date: 20111231
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Contribution:
Kandel K. (2009) DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT USE OF RED PANDA (Ailurus fulgens CUVIER 1825) IN EASTERN NEPAL. A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN ZOOLOGY CENTRAL DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY ECOLOGY PROGRAM INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY KATHMANDU NEPAL DECEMBER 2009.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data were collected in the field, written down into a notebook; some photos were taken, and information were written into an MS Excedl sheet. A field protocol was followed (for details contact authors, and/or see citations provided). Data were cleaned and prepared according to the basic Darwin Core format.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: contact authors
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone:

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Nepal, Himalaya: The survey locations include variety of land types, including Langtang National Park, Sagarmatha National Park, Makalu Barun National Park, Rara National Park, Gaurishankhar Conservation Area and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: World Geodetic System of 1984
Ellipsoid_Name: World Geodetic System of 1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.25722210088
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Attribute values

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Red Panda presence_Nepal_final
Entity_Type_Definition: Excel sheet MS office
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Kamal Kandel, Nepal
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: year
Attribute_Definition: Year of sighting
Attribute_Definition_Source: K. Kandel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Month
Attribute_Definition: Month of sighting
Attribute_Definition_Source: K. Kandel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Day
Attribute_Definition: Day of sighting
Attribute_Definition_Source: K. Kandel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Region
Attribute_Definition: Region
Attribute_Definition_Source: K. Kandel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location
Attribute_Definition: Location
Attribute_Definition_Source: K. Kandel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Observer
Attribute_Definition: Observer
Attribute_Definition_Source: K. Kandel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Survey Type
Attribute_Definition: Survey type (Transect or Opportunistic)
Attribute_Definition_Source: K. Kandel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sign type
Attribute_Definition: Sign type (fecal or visual)
Attribute_Definition_Source: K. Kandel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Long
Attribute_Definition: Decimal Longitude (East; WGS84)
Attribute_Definition_Source: K. Kandel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Geographic Datum
Attribute_Definition: Geographic Datum WGS84 (taken from GPS)
Attribute_Definition_Source: K. Kandel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Elevation
Attribute_Definition: Elevation (in meters; taken from GPS)
Attribute_Definition_Source: K. Kandel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Remarks
Attribute_Definition: Remarks
Attribute_Definition_Source: K. Kandel

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kamal Kandel, Ganga Ram Regmi
Contact_Organization: Global Primate Network-Nepal
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: GPO Box 26288
City: Kathmandu
State_or_Province: Nepal
Country: Nepal
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +977 14334784
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: www.primatelife.org
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@primatelife.org
Distribution_Liability: None
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: XML
Format_Version_Number: see Format Specification
Format_Specification: Excel file that follows Darwin Core
ASCII_File_Structure:
Record_Delimiter: comma
Number_Header_Lines: 1
Description_of_Header_Content: see MS Excel sheet
Orientation: columnmajor
Case_Sensitive: N
Authentication: see files and ask authors
Quote_Character: "
Data_Field:
Data_Field_Name: Darwin Core (basic format)
Data_Field_Width: 1
Format_Information_Content: Regular basic Darwin Core, in MS Excel
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Format: Latest Standard
Compatibility_Information: latest formats and standards
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions: Phone, email and regular mailing, office visit
Turnaround: office days
Resource_Description: Excel sheet with presence Only data
Technical_Prerequisites: IBM PC compatible, Excel or Open office

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120129
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Falk Huettmann, Kamal Kandel
Contact_Organization: EWHALE lab; Kamal Kandel
Contact_Position: Uni of Alaska-Fairbanks
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 419 Irving 1; GPO Box 26288
City: Fairbanks-Alaska, Kathmandu-Nepal
State_or_Province: Alaska, Nepal
Postal_Code: 99775,
Country: USA, Nepal
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 907 474 7882;+97714334784
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu; kamal@primatelife.org
Hours_of_Service: Business hours
Contact_Instructions:
Contact via phone, email or regular mail and visit during business hours.
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://nrdata.nps.gov/profiles/NPS_Profile.xml>
Profile_Name: NPS NR and GIS Metadata Profile
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
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Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: Na

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