106 pages, 8 plates with 14 colour photos; 2 b/w illustrations, 3 b/w maps, 23 tables
The documentation of the River otter, Lutra percipillata at Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh, India was studied with special reference to ecology, status, distribution of population, habitat evaluation, reproductive biology, food and feeding strategies together with exploitation pattern in relation to mangrove habitats and human impacts of in the Coringa area.
Conservation programmes with strict implementaion as well as management strategies and action plans were carried out at Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary.
The study area is under severe exploitation from habitat destruction, construction of aquaculture, poaching of otters for skin, fur, and meat. Hence the population of otters are decreasing day by day. So conservation and management of otters are required to protect the species.
The details of the above aspects are presented in different chapters of this monograph.
- Introduction 1
- Otters at a Glance 5
- Study Area 7
- Methodology 9
- Observations 20
- Results 27
- Conservation and Management 35
- Achievements 38
- Suggestions and Recommendations 40
- Do You Know Otters? 43
- Summary 46
- Acknowledgements 50
- References 51
- Glossary 53
- Maps 55
- Tables 61
- Plates 93
- Diagrams 103
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