Biology and Management of Indias Wildlife

ISBN Number : 978-93-5299-803-6

Library Price : Rs.5595

Library Dollar Price : 224$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2019

No. Of Pages : 400

Book Weight :706

About The Book

India's wildlife is distributed in Palaearctic, Ethiopian and Oriental biogeographical realms and constitutes 26 endemic species which are critically endangered as per IUCN List. Three species, i.e., Indian Wild Ass, Leopard and Red Fox are threatened to extinction. Many of its wild cats, which balance India's ecosystems, are on the verge of extinction. The Tiger, which is an 'icon' of India, may vanish in near future and efforts are being made to conserve its population at any cost. The meeting of 13 countries held at St. Petersburg (Russia) on 23-24 November, 2010 to plan out for conservation of Indian Tiger's population indicates the importance of this magnificent species of wildlife. Once it becomes extinct, it will not be restored. The healthy forests are recognized by the presence of tiger population, because they are at the apex of ecological pyramid. However, the main aim of this book is to focus the attention of other wildlife species, which are equally important for the health of forests of India and to balance its ecosystems. The management of wildlife should, therefore, be done in scientific manner and considering India's ethnic diversity (Belsare, 2002). The natural heritage of India was made famous in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book and has had a profound impact on people's perceptions of the country's wildlife. Another important point to mention here is the threat posed by endocrine disruptive chemicals in environment coming from disposal of plastic waste, biomedical waste and pharmaceutical industrial effluents, that enter our waterways and soil. The conservationists must pay immediate attention to control this pollution so that we may not loose our precious wildlife species.

 

Contents -

1. Wild Fauna of India
2. Wild Flora of India
3. Ramsar Sites of Wetlands
4. Fauna of Salt Desert
5. Fauna of Cold Desert
6. Wildlife of Mangrove Ecosystems
7. Biology of Some Representative Species of Wildlife
8. Biology of Some Representative Species of Terrestrial Birds
9. Biology of Some Representative Species of Waterfowls
10. Biology of Some Representative Species of Reptiles
11. Biology of Some Representative Species of Indian Frogs
12. Threats to Wildlife
13. Conservation of Wildlife
14. Impact of Ecotourism
15. Wildlife Action Plan, Government of India (2002-2016)
16. Methods to Study Wildlife
17. Guidelines for Scientific Research in the Wildlife Protected Areas of India
18. Legislation for Protection of Wildlife
References
Appendices

About The Author

Dr. D.K. Belsare, M. Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc. F.N.A.Sc., F.Z.S.I is the Former Professor of Bioscience, Barkatullah University Bhopal. He was post-doctoral fellow in Baylor College of Medicine Houston, UNEP Fellow, National Academy Science Fellow, Zoological Society Fellow, Advisory Member for Apipol Company Krakow Poland, Director Environmental Planning & Coordination Organization, Bhopal, Advisor Disaster Management Institute, Bhopal, Member Technical Committee, Fish Culture Center of CIFE at Powarkheda, Member of Technical Committee on Wildlife Madhya Pradesh etc and was teaching post-graduate classes for 30 years, He published more than 160 papers in scientific journals. He has written books on (i) Tropical Fish farming, (ii) Introduction to Biodiversity, (iii) Hydrology and Hydrobiology of Rivers & Streams of Indian Subcontinent, (iv) Bee-keeping for Livelihoods and Health, (v) Vanishing Roar of Bengal Tigers and contributed chapters in many books.

He traveled in European Countries, Malayasia and U.S.A. and attended nearly 170 symposia, conferences and seminars at National and International level.

For his distinguished scientific contributions, he was awarded University Gold Medal, Zoological, Society Gold Medal, 20th Century Gold Medal, Zoological Conference Gold Medal, and Best Senior Indian Scientist Gold Medal. His life time research is mainly focused on hormones, aquaculture, water management, wildlife biology and management and biodiversity conservation.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh, M.Sc., D.F.Sc., Ph.D. (Israel), FZSI, FIAES, F.S.L.Sc, FIASN, F.N.A.Sc, FIFSI is consultant of the World Bank of UNIFAO, Bangaladesh and Nigeria. And has expertise in Shrimp Farming and Hatchery Management Fish Nutrition and Diseses and ornamental in fisher, pal culture.

He has published more than 175 research papers and authored 37 book chapters and attended nearly 200 Symposia, Conferences and Seminars at National and International. For his distinguished scientific contributions, he was awarded Gold Medal, Zoological, Society, Indian Academy of Environmental Science, Indian Academy of Science & Nature. (FOREIGN SECRETARY, ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA).

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