Faunal Heritage of Rajasthan, India

Conservation and Management of Vertebrates

Editors: Sharma, B.K., Kulshreshtha, Seema, Rahmani, Asad R. (Eds.)

  • This is the first ever scientific document of the faunal wealth of Rajasthan
  • A significant contribution to knowledge in the field of animal ecology
  • Implications for ecology and conservation in similar areas of the world
  • Foreword by Paul H Harvey, CBE, FRS, Professor & Head, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
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About this book

This is the first ever monumental and scientific documentation of the faunal wealth of the Indian Desert state of Rajasthan. This volume, the second of two, provides a comprehensive picture of the conservation efforts undertaken to prevent further degradation of the condition of Rajasthan’s faunal wealth. A scholarly contribution to the field of knowledge, it provides novel and vital information on wildlife preservation initiatives in India’s largest state. Broadly falling under the Indo-Malaya Ecozone, the three major biomes of Rajasthan include deserts and xeric shrublands, tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests, and tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests. The corresponding ecoregions to the above biomes are, respectively, the Thar Desert and northwestern thorn scrub forests, the Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests, and the Upper Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests. Contrary to popular belief, the well-known Thar or Great Indian Desert occupies only a part of the state. Rajasthan is diagonally divided by the Aravalli mountain ranges into arid and semi-arid regions. The latter have a spectacular variety of highly diversified and unique yet fragile ecosystems comprising lush green fields, marshes, grasslands, rocky patches and hilly terrains, dense forests, the southern plateau, fresh water wetlands, and salt lakes. Apart from the floral richness, there is faunal abundance from fishes to mammals. In this volume, the various flagship and threatened species are described in the 20 chapters penned by top notch wildlife experts and academics. The world famous heronry, tiger reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and some threat-ridden biodiversity-rich areas shall certainly draw the attention of readers from around the world.

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“The compendium is a valuable contribution of lasting value to the ecology of Rajasthan despite its primary focus on vertebrate fauna. … the book will be enjoyed by zoologists, ecologists, conservationists, wildlife managers, and by many people from outside the State of Rajasthan who will gain useful insights into its natural heritage.” (Brij Gopal, International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 41 (1-2), 2015)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • In Situ and Ex Situ Conservation: Protected Area Network and Zoos of Rajasthan

    Sharma, B. K. (et al.)

    Pages 3-66

  • Climate and Other Environmental Factors Influencing Faunal Ecology of Rajasthan

    Rao, A. S. (et al.)

    Pages 67-78

  • Impact of Altered Land Use Pattern on Small Mammalian Diversity of Hilly Tracts of Rajasthan, India

    Singh, Himmat (et al.)

    Pages 79-92

  • Threats to Faunal Diversity of the Aravalli Hills with Special Reference to Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

    Chhangani, A. K. (et al.)

    Pages 93-112

  • Faunal Ecology and Conservation of the Great Indian Desert

    Sivaperuman, C. (et al.)

    Pages 113-133

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37815-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Faunal Heritage of Rajasthan, India
Book Subtitle
Conservation and Management of Vertebrates
Editors
  • B.K. Sharma
  • Seema Kulshreshtha
  • Asad R. Rahmani
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01345-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01345-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01344-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37815-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 525
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 184 illustrations in colour
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