G RO U P O F G A U R
Threats and Conservation-
Gaur are hunted for food, medicinal products and for their horns. The IUCN Red List has classed them threatened since 1986, as their population has declined over 70 per cent in some parts of their range. “Only around 12,000 to 22,000 gaurs are there in the wild in India, and their numbers are steadily decreasing. By steady monitoring and research at ecological restoration of existing natural habitats and migratory routes of bison, promotion measures for reduction of man-animal conflicts in the core area and strengthening protection activities for the bovine from poachers.