Wildlife Institute of India:- Wildlife Institute of India (WII) was established in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India in 1982 with an aim to provide training and courses, and promote wildlife research and management. WII is actively involved in research of biodiversity and major wildlife issues in India. 9. Wildlife Protection Society of India:- Wildlife Protection Society of India was founded by Belinda Wright, an award-winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker. The Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) works to manage the intractable wildlife crisis in India.
45 species of birds from Assam find mention in the Indian Red Data Book and include white winged wood duck, Blyth’s Tragopan, Greater Adjutant, lesser Adjutant, Leser whitefronted Goose, Merbled Teal, Beer’s Pochard, Palla’s Sea Eagle, Greater spotted Eagle, Green Peafowl, white rumped vulture, longbilled vulture etc. D. Reptilian Diversity Assam’s varied physiography and habitant conditions support a rich variety of reptilian population. Gangetic gharial, 19 species of tortoises and 77 species of snakes and lizards are found in the state. E. Amphibian Diversity Assam and other parts of the
The other 660 acres is private land. The linkage is one of the 3 most significant in the state and prior to this process was designated a Priority Class 1 Ecological Greenway. One of the main aspects of the linkage is that it provides the largest area of habitat protection for the Florida panther population. As well as providing protection for well known lands that have been used by the panther population to cross the Caloosahatchee River , this will allow for the recreation of the breeding population that was once present north of the river. Another species to benefit from it is the black bear which will help maintain the current population .
This is especially concerning, given that they form crucial microhabitats for many reef-dwelling species and are important components of fisheries. Startlingly, plastic waste was found on one third of the corals analysed, with around 2 to 10.9 plastic items on each 100 m2 section of coral reef. Perhaps even more startling is the extent to which ocean pollution that can be attributed to human carelessness in managing waste. It has previously been estimated that 80% of the plastic waste that litters our oceans initially came from land. The researchers further concluded that the levels of plastic found on coral reefs corresponds to the estimated levels of plastic waste deriving from land as a result of poor management
A managed metapopualtion approach defined as “a set of discrete populations of the same species, in the same general geographical area, that may exchange individuals through migration, dispersal, or human-mediated movement”, has been put forward to adress and reduce the undesirable effects of isolated sub-populations. There are estimated 144 wild dog in 19 packs in the Kruger National Park (Lindsey and Davies-Mostert 2009) . This fluctuating population is considered to be the only viable wild population of wild dogs in South Africa (Mills, et al. 1998). There are an additional three known populations in South Africa: The unmanaged wild dog population outside of protected areas, occur mostly on privately owned properties (i.e.
We know that our country has a glorious tradition of conservation, with codified laws being in place from as early as the 3rd Century B.C., when Asoka laid down rules for elephant preservation in his stone edicts. Over the years, the agenda of conservation has undergone numerous changes, in response to changing human needs, cultural, social and political norms. India,is one of the mega diverse countries of this world which plays an important global role in the trade of wildlife. If this illegal trade continues silently then it would next to impossible to conserve wildlife. The entire study is well thought out in eight chapters by keeping different dimensions of problem in view.
Book Facts: 'Footfalls in the Wild' by Lyn de Alwis. Reviewed by L.L. Prasanna Ranatunga “Footfalls in the Wild” is a 403-page collection of the writings of the late Deshabandu Lyn de Alwis. It has been broadly categorized into four sections, the first dealing with some of the writer’s experiences at the National Zoo in Dehiwala, Sri Lanka. The second section mainly describes the writer’s work in Singapore while on secondment from Sri Lanka, primarily to help set up the Zoo there, and ends with the writer’s vision for zoological gardens of the future.
Importance was felt and Sepahijala Sanctuary was declared in 1987, later on clouded leopard National Park over 5.08 sq km inside the sanctuary was declared in 2008. Botanists have recorded here as many as 456 plant species, besides this tropical moist deciduous forest sustains 7 different kinds of primates including the rhesus and pig tailed macaque, capped langur, spectacled langur, slow loris and so on. Apart from leopard, clouded leopard, civets, porcupine, barking deer and wild boar are also there. There are butterfly zone and as many as 162 species of birds including waders, waterfowl and migratory birds of which lesser whistling teal, white ibis, open billed stork are remarkable. In the forests of Tripura, numerous species of birds & beasts are found in abundance.
Eight years later, a series of world conferences took place, entitled “The Breeding of Endangered Species”, and from this point onwards conservation became the zoo community’s buzzword. This commitment has now been clear defined in The World Zpo Conservation Strategy (WZGS, September 1993), which although an important and welcome document does seem to be based on an unrealistic optimism about the nature of the zoo industry.
In 2002 Irwin and his wife set up an independent charity that looks after wildlife and their habitats, embarks on rescue programs and uses scientific research to aid conservation. The two named this charity Wildlife Warriors. In memory of Irwin’s mother, The Lyn Irwin Memorial Fund was created. In order to help preserve animals, Irwin bought land in several different countries; Fiji, America, Australia and Vanuatu. Irwin advised people not to buy products associated with illicit poaching and Shark Fin Soup.