Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation: Proceedings of the "National Seminar on Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation", 13 to 15 October, 2006, a Seminar Conducted During the "bi-decennial Celebrations" of Pondicherry University

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Daya Publishing House, Jan 1, 2008 - Animal diversity conservation - 390 pages
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Wildlife Biodiversity is of paramount importance to mankind as it is the storehouse of myried types of ecosystem resources that serve the vital need food, fiber, fuel, fodder, medicines, etc. indispensable for human beings. It is of ecological, economical, aesthetic, scientific and recreational value and supplies a variety of ecosystem services . However, various types of human activities annihilate the biodiversity in nature leading to their abandonment befor their beneficial characteristics are discovered. Thus, there is an imperative need for the conservation of biodiversity in wilderness. This book includes various aspects of wildlife biodiversity spread over diverse parts including different protected areas-Wildlife Sancturaries, National Parks, Tiger Reserves and Marine Biosphere Reserves of Indian subcotinent, starting from Western Ghats (Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalakad-Mundanthuri Tiger Reserve, Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve and others) to Eastern Ghats, Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in the East, Bhagvan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park and others in the West, and Keolodeo National Park Sariska, and other protected areas in the North. The chapters of the book include fascinating first-hand information on diverse species, about 78 species of wild animals (invertebrates-annelids and arthropods to Vertebrates-reptiles, birds and mammals) (Part-I of the Book) and about 500 species of wild plants (medicinal herbs to trees) (Part-II of the Book). This book wil be of enormous interest and value to the students and teachers of colleges and universities, scientists of research centers and institutes, and professional as well as amateur wildlife biologists, ecologists, conservationists, Officials of Forest Departments of State and Central Government, and others with an interest on wildlife biodiversity and conservation. Contents Chapter 1: Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation with Special Reference to Soil Biodiversity for a Sustainable Society (The Keynote Address Delivered at the Inaugural Session of the Seminar) by M C Dash; Chapter 2: Importance of Taxonomy in Conservation of Biodiversity by T C Narendran; Chapter 3: Joining Hands for Biodiversity Conservation by B K Mishra, Ruchi Badola and A K Bhardwaj; Chapter 4: Ecological Analysis of Spatial Distributions of Important Wildlife Species on the Western Anamalai Region (Kerala) by P V Karunakaran, M Balasubramanian, P Couteron and B R Ramesh; Part-I: Biodiversity and Conservation of Wildlife (Animals); Chapter 5: Ungulate Conservation in India by K Sankar; Chapter 6: Mammalian Diversity in Kerala by P Padmanabhan and N U Cini; Chapter 7: Man-Wildlife Conflict in Protected Areas: A Case Study of Gaur Bos gaurs H Smith from Bhagvan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, Goa by Suman D Gad and S K Shyama; Chapter 8: Scent Marking by Indian Blackbuck: Characteristics and Spatial Distribution of Urine, Pellet, Preorbital and Interdigital Gland Marking in Captivity by T Rajagopal and G Archunan; Chapter 9: Conservation Status of Indian Flying Foxd Pteropus giganteus in Tamil Nadu, South India by S Ezil Vendan, B Kaleeswaran, K Baskar and A Alwin Prem Anand; Chapter 10: Factors Influencing Waterbird Populations at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India by C Venkatraman, K Thiyagesan R Nagarajan and J T Jothinayagam; Chapter 11: Diversity of Coastal Birds in Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve, Southern India by C Venkatraman; Chapter 12: Avifauna of Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary: A Management Perspective by Justus Joshua, S F Wesly Sunderraj, Vijayakumar and V Gokula; Chapter 13: Foraging Pattern of Birds During the Breeding Season in Dry Deciduous Forest of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India by V Gokula; Chapter 14: The Nest and Nest Materials of Wire Tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithi) in Kodiyampalayam Area Near Pichavaram Mangrove, Tamil Nadu (India) by S Sandilyan, K Thiyagesan and S Balamuragan; Chapter 15: Avian Biodiversity in Paddy Agroecosystem in Relation to Different Crop Stages and Species Conservation Strategies by V Ravinder Reddy; Chapter 16: Impact of Land-Use Change on Fan Throated Lizard (Sitana ponticeriana) Population by J Subramanean and M Vikram Reddy; Chapter 17: Butterfly Abundance and Diversity Patterns in Urban Habitats of Kolkata and Adjoining Suburban Areas, West Bengal by Upamanyu Hore; Chapter 18: Isolation of Bioinsecticides from Lepidoptera: Striped Tiger Butterly, Danaus genutia by Arunava Das, Chandan Mithra, R Revanna and K Chandrashekar; Chapter 19: Biodiversity and Niches of Ants in Alagar Hills, Tamil Nadu by B Kaleeswaram, S Ezil Vendan, B Poovalinga Ganesh and S Bhavatarini; Chapter 20: Migratory Potential of Assassin Bugs of Keeripparai Range of Agasthia Malai Biosphere, Southern Western Ghats by S Israel Stalin, S Anitha, E Eyarine Jeha Malar, S Kiruba and S Sam Manohar Das; Chapter 21: Conservation of Natural Aquatic Resources and their Biodiversity with Reference to Lake Ecosystems by A Yudhistra Kumar and M Vikram Reddy; Chapter 22: Current Population, Distribution and Dynamics of Aquatic Animal Diversity of Chambal River, Madhya Pradesh and its Threats to Sand Mining by S R Taigor, Faiyaz, A Khudsar and R J Rao; Chapter 23: Ecology of Polychaetes (Annelida: Polychaeta) Associated with Seaweeds in Kudankulam Coast, Gulf of Mannar by S Satheesh, I Sreevidya, Y Leninraj and S Godwin Wesley; Chapter 24: Conservation of Endangered Earthworms by Swati Pattnaik and M Vikram Reddy; Chapter 25: Depletion of Wildlife in Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh by Ch Sammaian, E Narayana, Ch Samatha and Ch Sravanthi; Part-II Biodiversity and Conservation of Endangered Wildlife (Plants); Chapter 26: Commonly Used Medicinal Plants of the Coastal Belt of Kanyakumari District and their Role in Conservation of Butterfly Diversity by S Kiruba, S Ruba Gnana Solomon, S Israel Stalin, S Jeeva and Sam Manohar Das; Chapter 27: Endemic Medicinal Plants Used by Tribal People in Tirunelveli Hills, Western Ghats of India by M Ayyanar and S Ignacimuthu; Chapter 28: Medicinal Plant Diversity in Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Orissa: Utilization, Exploitation and Conservation by Chiranjibi Pattanaik and C Sudhakar Reddy; Chapter 29: Conservation through in vitro Propagation of a Critically Endangered Medicinal Plant, Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D Don) Soo by Anjuli Agarwal, D Khokhar and Vishwanth; Chapter 30: An Attempt to Conserve Centella asiatica L.: A Highly Essential Medicinal Plant, through in vitro Nodal Segment Culture by H Mohapatra, D P Barik and S P Rath; Chapter 31: Conservation Strategy and Status of Trees in Tamil Nadu by S Anbazhakan, G Jayanthi, S Nirmala and K Kuzhalini; Chapter 32: Biodiversity, Complex Web of Specie Interactions and Holistic Approach in Wildlife Conservation by N Parthasarathy; Chapter 33: Diversity and Distribution of Dipterocarps in Andaman Islands by M Rajkumar and N Parthasarathy; Chapter 34: Conservation of Mangrove Forest for Preventing Ecological Disaster in the Coastal Belt of Orissa by M Pradhan; Chapter 35: Ecotourism Development and Biodiversity Conservation in the Protected Areas: A Prospective Study by Sampad Kumar Swain; Chapter 36: Biodiversity and Eco-Conservation with Special Reference to NEH Region by B Gopichand; Chapter 37: The Carring Capacity and the Problems of Future Conservation of Andaman and Nicobar Islands by T Subramanyam Naidu; Chapter 38: True Chronicles: The Jungle Narratives of Jim Corbett and Kenneth Anderson- From Big Game Hunting to Conservation of Wildlife and Biodiversity by Murali Sivaramakrishnan

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