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  • Title
    How the local community views wildlife conservation: a case of Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A study was conducted to assess the local community’s attitudes towards wildlife conservation in Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary (HWS), Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the largest sanctuary in the state and under the highest anthropogenic pressure. People engage in fishing, livestock grazing, fuel wood/fodder collection, cash cropping of cucurbits in the sandy river banks for sustenance and commercial extraction of sand and grass for construction. These activities threaten the survival of threatened species like Swamp Deer Rucervus duvaucelii, Gangetic Dolphin Platanista gangetica, Smooth-coated Otter Lutrogale perspicillata and Gharial Gavialis gangeticus. Interviews were conducted with heads of randomly selected families and ‘yes/no’ opinions were taken. Questions included direct statements on biodiversity status and relationship with the Sanctuary resources. Data was classified in percent values and it was found that there is no difference in people’s perception on increase, decrease or stability of biodiversity. Further, a majority of people find life around a protected area disadvantageous, or with dismal advantages. Building on this premise the study suggests that a better share in development and alternative livelihood options for the local community of HWS can decrease their dependence on natural resources and improve conservation as a favourable option in the present perceptions of the people.
    Attribution
    Khan Mohd. Shahnawaz, Abbasi Faiza (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(7) pp. 6934-6939; doi:10.11609/jott.1856.6934-6939
  • Title
    Odonata (Insecta) diversity of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and its adjacent areas in Thattekkad, Kerala, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Odonata diversity of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and its adjacent areas in Thattekkad, Kerala, India were documented from 2010 to 2012. Opportunistic observations were carried out to record species diversity. Eighty-two species of Odonata, which included 51 species of Anisoptera (dragonflies) and 31 species of Zygoptera (damselflies), were recorded during the study. Of this 21 species are endemic to the Western Ghats. The presence of the IUCN categorized nearly threatened species like Megalogomphus hannyngtoni and vulnerable species like Platysticta deccanensis and Protosticta sanguinostigma is remarkable.
    Attribution
    Varghese A.P., Nikesh P.R., Mathew J. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(6) pp. 5887-5893; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3395.5887-93
  • Title
    Additions to the floral wealth of Sirmaur District, Himachal Pradesh from Churdhar Wildlife Sanctuary
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    A total of 352 species of phenerogams comprising 251 dicotyledons, 97 monocotyledons and four species of gymnosperms belonging to 85 families collected from Nohra Forest Block of Churdhar Wildlife Sanctuary, District Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh are reported as additions to the district.  This includes 13 threatened species under different Red List assessments, both global and regional and 35 species are endemic to western Himalaya.
    Attribution
    Subramani S.P., Kapoor K.S., Goraya G.S. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(6) pp. 6427-6452; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2845.6427-52
  • Title
    Additional floral elements to the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve (RTR) located in semi-arid zones of western India is popularly known for the Indian Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) protection. Stretched over Aravalli and Vindhya ranges, the Reserve sustains a highly variable phytodiversity with dominant Anogeissus pendula Edgew. Forest cover. Floristic and ethnobotanical studies were conducted in the RTR during the years 2001-2005. This has resulted in adding, 141 species of flowering plants belonging to 113 genera spread over to 48 families, not recorded earlier. The recorded species are inventorised following Bentham and Hooker’s classification.
    Attribution
    Shrivastava A., Singh V. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 9(1) pp. 475-480; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2037.475-80