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|Scientific Name||Hystrix indica Kerr, 1792|
Tropical and subtropical dry deciduous forests, scrub, grasslands, dry montane forests, semi-deserts, caves, subterrenean habitats, agricultural lands
Subterranean, found in rocky areas and near fields
Quantitative and qualitative decline in habitat at the rate of < 10% during last 10 years and also a similar trend projected for the next 10 years due to habitat alterations, infrastructure development, excessive use of pesticides. In Pakistan, a similar trend is seen due to urbanisation, shrinkage in feeding grounds
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkestan
Karnataka: Dharwar Kerala: Ernakulam Cochin; Thiruvananthapuram
Tamil NaduPalni Hills; Nilgiris: Nilgiri Hills environs
Kerala Silent Valley NP, Periyar Tiger Reserve,
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary Goa;
Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary Tamil Nadu; Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Indira Gandhi WLS, Mudumalai WLS Maharashtra; Chandoli National Park Karnataka; Brahmagiri WS; Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarhole NP,
Bandara Wildlife Sanctuary,
Decrease in some areas while an increase in other areas where this taxon occurs is seen
Habitat loss due to construction of dams, livestock grazing, harvested for local consumption and medicinal purposes and accidental mortality due to trapping, snaring, netting, shooting, poisoning, pest control practices, human induced disturbances, road kills, poaching
Schedule IV of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 amended up to 2002.
Local trade for consumption, medicinal use
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