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  • Title
    Steps for prioritizing montane grassland conservation action
    Type
    Report
    Description
    This is a document created by Robert Stewart and Tanya Balcar for Shola grassland restoration in March 2015.
  • Title
    Study of vegetation of some plateaus nearby Ratnagiri (Maharashtra)
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Comparative study of 4 plateaus.
    Attribution
    Botany Dept, Gogate-Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri
  • Title
    Current ecological status and identification of potential ecologically sensitive areas in the Northern Western Ghats
    Type
    Report
    Description
    This is serious extensive undertaking of dept of Environmental Science. It includes many areas of Konkan region.
    Attribution
    INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION AND RESEARCH BHARTI VIDYAPEETH DEEMED UNIVERSITY PUNE, MAHARASHTRA
  • Title
    Endemic and threatened flowering plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Konkan region of Maharashtra
    Type
    Report
    Description
    I searched for this reference especially because I could see severe impact humans have made on this fragile Konkan ecosystem. We need to know what all we have lost and how uch we have lost in this Tsunami of human encroachment. I had previously downloaded reference from Dr. Aparna's work. If I get it I will upload it.
    Attribution
    Arun N. Chandore
  • Title
    Conservation of Biodiversity of the West Coast between Mumbai and Goa
    Type
    Technical Report
    Description
    I had read a Marathi book version of this extensive research (survey) done by the team led by Dr. Prakash Gole. This team has documented flora and fauna of Konkan area including that of seashore. Part of the seashore is partly submerged Low Level Lateritic plateau (fact needs checking). Today, I requested Ecological Society of India (Pune Div.) to send me the full report in English to be shared with the interested persons. Suhas Sapatnekar has kindly agreed and sent that to me. Its my honor and priviledge to share that with you all.
    Attribution
    Journal of Ecological Society, Vols 19-20, 2006-07
  • Title
    Working on unique plateau ecosystems called "Sadas"
    Type
    Presentation
    Description
    Nirmal kulkarni has published this blog on his work in Goa (southern part of Konkan) flora nd fauna.
  • Title
    Deinopis goalparaensis
    Type
    Report
  • Title
    Sighting of Purple-throated-, or Van Hasselt’s Sunbird Leptocoma sperata brasiliana in Karimganj District, Assam, with notes on its status in India
    Type
    Report
    Description
    Describes the observation of the Van Hasselt's Sunbird in Karimganj District of Assam with the first photographic record of this species in India and a discussion of previous records with details of geograhical locations.
    Attribution
    Ismavel, V. A., & Praveen J., 2015. Sighting of Purple-throated-, or Van Hasselt’s Sunbird Leptocoma sperata brasiliana in Karimganj District, Assam, with notes on its status in India. Indian BIRDS 10 (3&4): 104–108.
  • Title
    Avifaunal diversity in Assam University Campus, Silchar, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    We conducted a bird survey in the Assam University campus, Silchar from February 2011 to June 2011. A total of 73 species of birds belonging to 56 genera, 32 families and 13 orders was recorded. Significantly, the highest number of bird species restricted to only one particular habitat (17 species) was recorded in the forest area called ‘eco-forest’ (χ2=18, df=3, P<0.01). The highest similarity of bird species was found between degraded area and secondary growth area, and the lowest was found between eco-forest and degraded area. Species richness and dominance of species were more in the eco-forest area. The diversity of species was more in the secondary growth area. Red-vented Bulbul, Spotted Dove and Red-whiskered Bulbul were the most abundant and frequent bird species found in campus. The avifaunal diversity in the study area shows the importance of the University campus as an ideal bird habitat.
    Attribution
    Chakdar Biswajit, Choudhury Parthankar, Singha Hilloljyoti (2016). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(8) pp. 8369-8378; doi:10.11609/jott.2524.8.1.8369-8378
  • Title
    Distribution, habitat utilisation and conservation status of the freshwater crab, Somanniathelphusa zanklon Ng & Dudgeon, 1992 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae) endemic to Hong Kong
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Somanniathelphusa zanklon Ng & Dudgeon, 1992 is a tropical freshwater crab currently considered endemic to Hong Kong.  The present study shows that S. zanklon has been found in a variety of lotic and lentic habitats, mostly lowland, slow moving streams and marshes.  The species is more widely distributed than previously known, and potentially occurs outside Hong Kong.  However, its habitat is under threat from development and channelization of watercourses.  The life cycle of the crab requires both slow moving streams and marshes for adults and adjacent terrestrial habitats for brooding females, highlighting the need for integrated conservation of lowland streams and their riparian corridors.  It is hoped that understanding of the species habitat requirements will encourage others to further explore lowland watercourses in the Pearl River Delta and aid in habitat conservation. 
    Attribution
    Stanton David J., Leven Michael R.; Journal of Threatened Taxa Vol 8, No 3 (2016) 26/3/2016; pp. 8564-8574; 10.11609/jott.2070.8.3.8564-8574
  • Title
    Seasonal variations in food plant preferences of reintroduced Rhinos Rhinoceros unicornis (Mammalia: Perrissodactyla: Rhinocerotidae) in Manas National Park, Assam, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The food preferences of translocated Rhinos in Manas National Park were studied to find out variations in seasonal and annual preferences. A total of 139 plants species belonging to 39 families were observed to be consumed as food. On an average, grasses (n=33) contributed 24% of Rhino food, aquatic plants (n=23) 16.5%, shrubs (n=11) 7.5%, herbs (n = 31) 22.3% trees (n=26) 18.7%, creepers (n=3) 2.1% and agricultural crops (n=12) 8.6%. Among the grasses, throughout the year Arundo donax, Cynodon dactylon, Imperata cylindrica, Saccharum elephantinus and Saccharum spontaneum were the maximum preferred species. Rhinos were observed to browse shrubs and tree twigs during the winter season and browsing was found to be very limited during the monsoon due to the abundance of young grass. Various anthropogenic pressures such as unregulated grassland burning, cattle grazing, invasions of Bombax ceiba and shrubs like Chromolaena odorata, Leea asiatica and herbs like Ageratum conyzoides have degraded some of the important grasslands. So, a proper grassland management protocol including the burning of grasslands during the dry season, keeping grazing animals away and control of weeds is suggested in the areas extensively used by the Rhinos.
    Attribution
    Deba Kumar Dutta, Pranab Jyoti Bora, Rita Mahanta, Amit Sharma & Anindya Swargowari, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 13 (2016); pp. 9525–9536 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2486.8.13.9525-9536
  • Title
    Traditional home garden agroforestry systems: habitat for conservation of Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus (Passeriformes: Ploceidae) in Assam, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The present study was conducted in 18 homegarden agroforestry systems of Assam to assess the role in the conservation of Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus. Observations were made on the type of host trees, location of host trees, their spatial arrangement pattern, height and diameter of host trees chosen for nesting and the number of complete and helmet stage nests. Trail walks were employed for assessing the encounter rates of predators. A total of 2357 individuals of potential host trees for nesting of P. philippinus were found belonging to Areca catechu (2272), Cocos nucifera (56), Phoenix sylvasticus (13) and Borassus flabellifer (16). According to the spatial arrangement pattern of host trees, among 2272 individuals of A. catechu, 96.5% (n=2192) and 3.5% (n=80) of individuals were arranged in block and row pattern respectively. The other three host trees were arranged in single pattern. Among these 80 individuals of A. catechu planted in row pattern, 47.5% (n=38) had nests (complete and helmet stage) on them. In total, 293 nests (both complete and helmet stage) were observed in A. catechu, out of which, 46.1% (n=135) were complete nests. The other three host trees had nests in various stages of development but none of them were completed by P. philippinus. The encounter rates of predators (arboreal mammals) was significantly higher in block patterns (2.56 ± 0.51) as compared to row patterns (0.53 ± 0.17) of host tree spatial arrangement whereas, the encounter rates of reptiles showed no statistical difference among the two patterns of host tree arrangement. Thus, A. catechu planted in row pattern was the most preferred host tree species for nesting by P. philippinus as compared to the other three host tree species. The height and DBH of A. catechu trees having nests varied from seven to 11 m (7.8 ± 1.11) and 10.5–16.5 cm (12.6 ± 1.4) respectively. The homegarden agroforestry systems provided suitable habitat for survival of P. philippinus as this system has ample water sources, feeding grounds, nesting material and host tree sources and conservation attitudes of the homegarden owners, thus, suggesting that homegarden agroforestry system can be a potential site for conservation of P. philippinus in human-modified land use.
    Attribution
    Yashmita-Ulman, Awadhesh Kumar & Madhubala Sharma, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 4 (2017); pp. 10076–10083 http://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3090.9.4.10076-10083