The Red Data Book on Indian Animals

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This is the first Red Data Book on Indian Animals containing data in synoptic form on vertebrate species (except fishes) threatened with extinction in India.

This Red Data Book has primarily been compiled on the pattern of the IUCN Red Data Book.

As already decided by the IUCN, instead of the loose leaf system, this publication has been brought out as a bound volume.

The categorisation in the Red Data Book has been made according to the latest criteria of the IUCN (1993) as Extinct, Critical, Endangered, Vulnerable, Rare, and Insufficiently Known.

The categorisation has been done on the basis of the population-size or the degree of threat within the Indian Union and not on the basis of its status throughout its range outside the country.

Although for many species there is no factual information on the exact population size, the status has been retained on the basis of the experience of Zoologists and Naturalists in the country.

The species-account follow the standard IUCN Red Data Book format, with a few modifications.

A brief description of each of the species has been included as ‘diagnostic characters’, since many species may not be familiar to all readers.

Background

Zoogeographically, India belongs to the Oriental realm, but the Ethiopian and Palaearctic elements are also found here,

partly because of the invasion of the fauna and flora from other areas and partly Iman who has also contributed to this diversity.

The geographical area of India is about 329 million hectares and its coastline stretches to nearly 7000 km.

The climate ranges from temperate to arctic in the Himalaya, to tropical and subtropical in the Indo-Gangetic plains and the peninsular region.

The vegetative cover is rich and of varied type, consisting of all types of forests and a vast expanse of grasslands, each with its teeming millions of fauna characteristic of these habitats.

The Thar Desert in western Rajasthan is the hottest and most hostile.

AuthorZoological Survey Of India
LanguageEnglish
Pages555
PDF Size12.3 MB
CategoryGovernment

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