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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2):357-364       |                 Available online, April 25, 2018

An exploration of species composition of vertebrate fauna of Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary, Central India


Shrivastava Vineet K1*, HoreUpamanyu 2, Kala Jagdish C3, Srivastava Arpita4

 

1Amity School of Natural Resources & Sustainable Development, Amity University, Noida-201 303 India,

2Amity Institute of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Amity University, Noida-201 303

3Former Director General of Forests & Secretary, MoEF & CC, Govt. of India, New Delhi

4Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012

Email: vkshrivastava@hotmail.com| +91-9911353907

 

Received : 01.03.2018   |     Accepted : 14.04.2018       |      Published : 25.04.2018

This research is an exploration of vertebrate fauna of the Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary (OWS) in central India. The study consolidates information from field surveys. A total of 15 fish (6 families), 6 amphibians (3 families), 13 reptile (9 families), 98 bird (43 families) and 19 mammal (15 families) species are reported. It was found that the birds were the most dominant vertebrates, followed by mammals, fishes and reptiles whereas amphibians were represented least. Four species of turtle and rare species of vulture including king vulture were present in the OWS. This is a first such extensive study for the Sanctuary and provides an initial baseline of vertebrate species for future research in this area.

 

Keywords: Biodiversity, Vertebrates, Central India, Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary, Species.

 

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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Shrivastava Vineet K, HoreUpamanyu, Kala Jagdish C, Srivastava Arpita (2018) An exploration of species composition of vertebrate fauna of Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary, Central India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 357-364.

 

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Acknowledgments:
The authors are thankful to Chief Wildlife Warden and Principal Chief Conservator Forests (Wildlife), Madhya Pradesh for approval to carry out field studies in Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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