By: Sanjay Sondhi(Author)
120 pages, colour illustrations, maps
The Indian bullfrog finds itself on the menu card in many restaurants of Goa, while the Himalayan monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand, has been hunted for its colourful crest. Protected Animals of India features some of the known and less-familiar, mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, and other animals that are now protected in India. It also relates several successful conservation initiatives and focuses on a number of organizations involved in wildlife protection in the country.
Mammals: Tiger, Leopard, Snow leopard, Wolf, Asian elephant, Nilgiri tahr, Lion-tailed macaque, Hoolock gibbon, Gray slender loris, Red panda, Asiatic wild buffalo, Indian wild ass
Reptiles and amphibians: Indian gharial, King cobra, Burmese python, Indian monitor lizard, Indian golden gecko, Olive Ridley turtle, Indian bullfrog, Himalayan newt
Birds: Siberian crane, Sri Lankan frogmouth, Himalayan monal, Great hornbill, Great Indian bustard, Vultures
Insects, crustaceans, and others: Peals palmfly, Blue nawab, Koh-i-noor, Yellow- crested spangle, Crenulate mottle, Silver royal, Witch, Coconut crab, Lesser valley coral
Conservation success stories: Asiatic lion, Whale shark, Pygmy hog, Indian rhinoceros
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