CONTENTS:- 1. Wildlife in India-an assessment about the concept of preservation of animals. 2. Present status of endangered species of mammals, birds and reptiles. 3. Wildlife study at Ballavpur Sanctuary (Birbhum District, West Bengal) a case study.
Wildlife conservation in India as well as in the world is under tremendous constraints. Some of the species on earth are rapidly approaching decimation and as a result these are endangered. Unfortunately, prior to independence of India in 1947 no adequate attention towards protecting animals from decimation and extermination was given. Practical solutions to this problem are yet to be evolved to protect threatened wildlife from total extinction. Here an attempt has been made to review the situation in the pre-and post-independent India by way of collecting adequate data about wild life resources from various parts of the country. The book will be of considerable help to the students and researchers in the field of wildlife conservation.