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HUMAN AWARENESS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN WESTERN RAJASTHAN.

    4 Author(s):  A.P. OJHA, A.K. MEENA, G. SHARMA, L.S. RAJPUROHIT

Vol -  8, Issue- 9 ,         Page(s) : 170 - 176  (2017 ) DOI : https://doi.org/10.32804/CASIRJ

Abstract

In western of Rajasthan, there is huge desert called as The Great Indian Thar Desert. It harbors many floral and faunal species, some of which endemic to this region. Fluctuation in temperature ranges from 4 degree centigrade in winter to 50 degree centigrade in summer. Western Rajasthan is unique in harboring endemic critical endangered the Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps). Thar desert has many species of mammals which include the wolf (Canis lupus), Jackal (Canis aureus), the stripped hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), the Indian desert fox (Vulpes v. pusilla), wild boar (Sus scrofa), black buck (Antilope cervicapra), Chinkara (Gazella g. benneti), blue bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus), the desert cat (Felis lybica) etc. and reptiles includes venomous and non venomous species of snakes, and great diversity of avian fauna. Study was carried out in Barmer, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur districts of Rajasthan state. We observed that many species are facing anthropological disturbance in these study areas.

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