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Faunal Heritage of Rajasthan, India: Conservation and Management of Vertebrates

  • This is the first ever scientific document of the faunal wealth of Rajasthan
  • A significant contribution to knowledge in the field of animal ecology
  • Implications for ecology and conservation in similar areas of the world

By: BK Sharma (Editor), Seema Kulshreshtha (Editor), Asad R Rahmani (Editor)

550 pages, 245 colour & 67 b/w illustrations, 55 tables


Hardback | Oct 2013 | #207727 | ISBN-13: 9783319013442
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About this book

The state of Rajasthan in India ranks very high in biodiversity and contains several different types of ecosystems. It has implications for ecology and conservation in many areas of the world. The state of Rajasthan broadly falls under the Indomalaya ecozone- one of the eight ecozones dividing earth's land surface. Indomalaya has 03-major biomes in Rajasthan, namely, Deserts and Xeric Shrublands, Tropical and Sub-tropical Dry Broadleaf Forests and Tropical and Sub-tropical Moist Broadleaf Forests.

Further, the ecoregions which are covered under these biomes are North Western Thorn Scrub Forests and the Thar Desert; Khathiar-Gir Dry Deciduous Forests and the Upper Gangetic Plains Moist Deciduous Forests respectively. Faunal Heritage of Rajasthan, India is the first ever kaleidoscopic work on the compilation and documentation of the faunal wealth of Rajasthan.


Part I. Faunal Conservation as a Pragmatic Approach: Aspects and Challenges
1 In Situ and Ex Situ Conservation: Protected Area network and Zoos of Rajasthan
2 Climate and Other Environmental Factors influencing Faunal Ecology of Rajasthan
3 Impact of altered Land Use Pattern on Small Mammalian Diversity of Hilly Tracts of Rajasthan, India
4 Threats to Faunal Diversity of the Aravalli Hills with Special Reference to Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
5 Faunal Ecology and Conservation of the Great Indian Desert
6 Planning Conservation for Chambal River Basin taking Gharial Gavialis gangeticus and Ganges River Dolphin Platanista gangetica as Umbrella Species
7 Reintroduction of Tigers in Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan
8 The Ramsar Sites of Rajasthan: Ecology and Conservation of Sambhar Salt Lake, Jaipur and Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur
9 Impact of Mass Mortility of Gharial Gavialis gangeticus (Gmelin, 1789) on its Conservation in the Chambal River in Rajasthan
10 Conservation and Management of Wetland Birds in Rajasthan: Perspectives and Challenges
11 Conservation and MAnagement of Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo at Kheechan in Rajasthan
12 Distribution of Sarus Crane Grus antigone antigone in Rajasthan and People's Participation in the Protection of its Breeding Site
13 Conservation Prospects of Smooth-coated Otter Lutrogale perspicillata (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1826) in Rajasthan
14 Role of Local People and Community Conservation in Rajasthan
15 The Revial Model for Common Property Reserves in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan with Special Reference to their Faunal Components
16 Resource Dependency and Socio-economic Profile of Local Communities in Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan
17 Nature Reverence Does Not Mean Conservation in Tribal Rajasthan: Culture, Cognition, and PErsonal and Collective Commitments to the Environment

Part II Ecological and Wildlife Tourism in Rajasthan: The Terra Incognita
18 Ecotourism in Rajasthan: Prospects and Perspectives

Part III Vanguards of Wilderness
19 Wildlife Conservation in Rajasthan: The Legal Framework versus the Wildlife Trade

Part IV Management of Faunal Conservation in Rajasthan: A Synthesis
20 Unfurling Conservation Strategies, Major Initiatives, and Gaps in Research: A Vision on the Future of the Fauna in Rajasthan under Current and Predicted Threats

Further Readings
About the Editors

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