Wildlife of Rajasthan

Though a large percentage of the total area of Rajasthan is desert and there is little forest cover, Rajasthan has a rich and variety of animal and plant species. This post is collection of information on wildlife of Rajasthan. We shall update important current affairs in the same post. Wildlife of Rajasthan: The Basics  State Animal of Rajasthan: Camel Why: To prevent slaughter, illegal trade and transportation of Camels, as their numbers Continue Reading

Rajasthan becomes first state in the country to launch Project Leopard

Rajasthan has become the first state in India to launch a project to conserve leopards by improving their prey base, mitigating conflicts with humans and controlling poaching. Leopard: Nine subspecies of the leopard have been recognized, and they are distributed across Africa and Asia.  Indian Leopard (Panthera pardus)is an endangered animal under schedule one of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. It is also listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List Continue Reading

Great Indian Bustard: Critical Status and Conservation Initiatives

Great Indian Bustard (GIB) is a large bird with a horizontal body and long bare legs, giving it an ostrich like appearance, this bird is among the heaviest of the flying birds. The GIB lost to the peacock in the race to become national bird of India. Now it is on the verge of extinction due to modernization of agriculture praces and rapid infrastructural developments. Rajasthan government in collaboration with the Continue Reading

Sloth Bear: Mount Abu & Jessore Wildlife Sanctuaries

This article is based on special article released in Times of India on Sloth Bears of Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary (Rajasthan) & Jessore Wildlife Sanctuary (Gujarat). What is Sloth Bear? There are actually three types of bear found mostly in India: Himalayan Black bear Brown Bear Sloth Bear Out of these, Sloth Bear, is a nocturnal (activity during the night and sleeping during the day), insectivorous bear species native to the Continue Reading

Wildlife Conservation in Rajasthan: New Initiatives

A meeting of State Wildlife Board was held yesterday, where new initiatives taken up wildlife conservation in Rajasthan were discussed.  The meeting was chaired by Chief Minister. Key points: Activities regarding forest and wild life conservation should be augmented with cooperation from the people living in eco-development zone. It was stressed that efforts need to be made to provide education and provide livelihood opportunities to the local people. Efforts to promote Continue Reading