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Table 2 Yak mortality, feeding practice, causes of yak mortality and constraints to yak farming before (1993–2003) and after (2004–2014) the legalization of cordyceps collection

From: Mountain pastoralism in transition: Consequences of legalizing Cordyceps collection on yak farming practices in Bhutan

  Respondents (%)  
  Before legalizing cordyceps collection After legalizating cordyceps collection Sig.
1. Commercial feeds fed to yaks 20 80 ***
2. Yak mortality 68 77 *
Causes of yak mortality
1. Forage shortage 30 34 ns
2. Wildlife attack 18 20 ns
3. Gid disease 11 14 ns
4. Accidents 11 10 ns
5. Don’t know 26 21 ns
Constraints to yak farming
1. Forage shortage 68 77 *
2. Wild life attack 21 19 ns
3. Gid disease 7 7 ns
4. Don’t know 5 3 ns
  1. *p ≤ 0.05, ***p ≤ 0.001, ns-non-significant.