International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2017, Vol. 4 Issue 5, Part B
An Assessment of animal diversity present with in 2km radius of Bannerghatta national park, Karnataka, India
Sreenivasa and Kumar
The study was carried out by following the transact method. A total of seven transacts each one measuring two km in length were laid evenly within two km area surrounding the park except the northern part which is almost fully urbanized. At 250m point interval of each transact. The survey results suggest that the region is having high faunal diversity with 34 species identified around the villages during the study period (Table 1). The region is also an habitat for a minimum of 7 IUCN listed threatened species viz. Sloth bear (Melursusursinus), Wild dog (Cuban alpinus), Pangolin (Maniscrassicaudata), Sambardeer (Cervusunicolor), Slendorloris (Loristardigradus) and Hyaena (Hyaenahyaena) including the endangered Asian Elephant (Elephant maximus).
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Sreenivasa and Kumar. An Assessment of animal diversity present with in 2km radius of Bannerghatta national park, Karnataka, India. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2017;4(5):63-66.