Biodiv Sci ›› 1998, Vol. 06 ›› Issue (2): 87-91.DOI: 10.17520/biods.1998013

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Status and current distribution of South China Sika Deer

XU Hong-Fa1), LU Hou-Ji1), SHENG He-Lin1), GU Chang-Ming2)   

  1. 1) Department of Biology , East China Normal University , Shanghai  200062
    2) Forestry Department of Anhui Province ,Hefei  230001
  • Received:1997-04-14 Revised:1997-12-26 Online:1998-05-20 Published:1998-05-20

Abstract: South China Sika Deer ( Cervus nippon kopschi) may be the most endangered of all the Sika Deer subspecies survived in the world now. South China Sika Deer are distributed in Jingxian , Jinde , Yixian and Ningguo Counties of Anhui Province , Pengze County of Jiangxi Province and Lin’an County of Zhejiang Province. Its distribution range is still shrinking and become isolated and scattered. In this paper , the current distribution and the status of habitat of South China Sika Deer are described and analysed. Because of the lack of biological and ecological research on it , no effective measurements are taken to protect its population. Urgent strategies are needed for the protection of South China Sika Deer subspecies.