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The National and State Animals of India and their Conservation Status
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Author Madhab Chandra Dash
Year 2018
Binding Hardback
Pages 156
ISBN10, ISBN13 9386397412, 9789386397416
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The Title 'The National and State Animals of India and their Conservation Status written/authored/edited by Madhab Chandra Dash', published in the year 2018. The ISBN 9789386397416 is assigned to the Hardcover version of this title. This book has total of pp. 156 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Kalpaz Publications. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is Zoology. POD
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ABOUT THE BOOK

The National and State Animals of India and their Conservation Status: Indian government has adopted the Bengal Tiger as National animal and all the 29 States and Union territories have also adopted specific animal as their state animal. India has diverse ecosystems including Ramsar Sites and landscapes. The large mammals and other animals are also important for wildlife tourism in India. The book describes all these aspects. The book consists of 30 chapters, which include photograph of 28 mammals and one fish and about their body structure, ecology-distribution range and behaviour, diet, vocalization, reproduction and reproductive behaviour and the present conservation status by IUCN, CITES, and Indian Wildlife Protection Act and the reason for choosing them National and State animals. Many of the wild life are associated with our culture and religion and way of life. Many wild animals are associated with Hindu gods and goddesses. In view of this, wildlife conservation is the call of the day. The book will be of immense importance for students in ecology and wildlife biology, to students preparing for competitive examinations and people at large to know about their national and state wild-animal resources.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Professor Madhab Chandra Dash (born 1939) received his higher education from Ravenshaw College, Utkal University, and University of Calgary, Canada. He taught ecology, quantitative ecology and biostatistics as a Professor from 1976 to 1999 in Life Sciences at Sambalpur University, Chairman, State Pollution Control Board, Odisha (1997-2001), Vice Chancellor, Sambalpur University,(2001-2004) and as a member of Environmental Appellate Authority of the Government of Odisha( 2005-2014).

Prof. Dash is an ecologist and Environmental Scientist, nationally and internationally known for his work on soil biology, Ecoenergetics, Sea Turtle conservation, Amphibian metamorphosis and in EIA and EMP.

He has written many books including 'Fundamental of Ecology' for McGraw-Hill Company, New Delhi and two books; Charles Darwin's Plough: Tools for Vermitechnology' and 'Concepts of Environmental Management for Sustainable Development' for I.K International Publisher New Delhi and book chapters for Academic Press, New York, John-Wiley & Sons, New York, Cambridge University Press, UK, and delivered the 4th centenary memorial lecture by invitation from National Institute of Ecology in honour of Late Prof. Ramdeo Misra in 2012.

Professor Dash is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India and presided the Zoology, Entomology & Fisheries sectional proceedings of the 99th session of Indian Science Congress held at Anna University, Chennai.

For his work on various aspects of Ecological Sciences, he was honoured with 'Samanta Chandra Sekhar' award (1991) and 'senior scientist award (2006)' by the Odisha Science (Bigyan) Academy. He was awarded Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technology's (SGAT) 'Excellence in research award' (2003). He was also awarded the 'Life Time Achievement awards' from SGAT, Orissa, Environmental Society (OES), and from Indian Sc ience Congres s As soc iat ion ( ISCA) - Bhubaneswar Chapter.

He taught Ecology as a visiting professor at National Institute of Science Education & Research(NISER) at Bhubaneswar from 2012-2017.

CONTENTS

Preface ...................................................................................................... 7

1. Introduction: The National and State Animals of India .................. 9

2. Indian National Animal: Bengal Tiger ......................................... 21

3. The State Animal of Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab–The Blackbuck ........29

4. The State animal of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland: Gayal (Bos frontalis) ......35

5. The State Animal of Assam: One horned Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) ......39

6. The State Animal of Bihar: OX .................................................... 45

7. The State Animal of Chhatisgarh; Wild Water Buffalo ................ 47

8. The State Animal of Goa: Gaur (Bos gaurus) .............................. 51

9. The state Animal of Gujarat: Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica)...57

10. The State Animal of Himachal Pradesh: Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia or Panthera uncia), India: Schedule I ...................... 61

11. The State Animal of Jammu and Kashmir: Kashmir Stag/Hanglu: Cervus elephas hanglu (Wagner), India: Schedule I ....... 65

12. The State Animal of Jharkhand, Karnataka and Kerala: Indian Elephant: Elephas maximus indicus .................................. 67

13. The State Animal of Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh: Barasingha (Swamp Deer): Cervus duvaucelii (G.Cuvier) ........... 71

14. The State Animal of Maharashtra: Indian Giant Squirrel: Ratufa indica ................................................................................ 73

15. The State Animal of Manipur: Brow-antlered Deer (Sangai): (Cervus eldi eldi) ......................................................................... 77

16. The State Animal of Meghalaya: Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) ...................................................................... 83

17. The State Animal of Mizoram: Himalayan Serow: (Capricornis thar) ......................................................................... 89

18. The State Animal of Odisha: Sambar (Rusa (=Cervus) unicolor) ....................................................................................... 91

19. The State Animal of Rajasthan: Chinkara (Gazelia bennettii) ...... 95

20. The State Animal of Sikkim: Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) .......... 99

21. The State Animal of Tamil Nadu: Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiritragus (=Hemitragus) hylocrius) ........................................................... 105

22. The State Animal of Telengana: Spotted Deer (Axis axis) ......... 109

23. The State Animal of Tripura: Phayre’s langur (Trachypithecus phayrei) ............................................................. 115

24. The State Animal of Uttarakhand: Alpine Musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) .............................................................. 119

25. The State Animal of West Bengal: Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) .................................................................................. 123

26. Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Sea Cow (Dugong), Dugong dugong Lacépède, 1799 ................................................ 127

27. Chandigarh: Indian Grey Mongoose (Herpestes edwardsi) ........ 133

28. The State/Union Territory animal of Delhi: Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) ........................................................ 137

29. Lakshadweep: Butterfly-fish (Chaetodon decussotus) ............... 141

30. Puducherry: Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) ...... 145

References .................................................................................. 149

Index .......................................................................................... 151

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