Authored By: Nazneen Zehra
Year of Publication: 2017
|Pages: 462||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: Environment / Wildlife / Biodiversity
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The Gir National Park and Sanctuary located in Kathiawar peninsula of Gujarat state of India is one the best managed protected area of India. It has the unique distinction of having sole population of Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica). The lion co-exist with leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) in Gir and both predators have very high density inside as well as outside Gir PA. This book deals with estimation of relative abundance of lion and leopard, spatio-temporal availability of prey biomass and its seasonal utilization by leopard and lion, seasonal home range pattern and large predator-human conflict around Gir protected area. The large predator-human conflict has assumed alarming proportion especially on the southern periphery and the study has mapped the spatial and temporal pattern of conflict and the strategies which may be used to reduce the conflict.
Dr. Nazneen Zehra obtained her post graduate degree in Wildlife Science from the Department of Wildlife Sciences in 2007. She enrolled for Ph.D. program in the Department of Wildlife Science in 2007 and she carried out her research work on large predators i.e. lion and leopard and their associated prey species from 2007 to 2013. She has worked as Junior Research Fellow in different research projects funded by the Department of Science & Technology, University Grant Commission, Ministry of Environment & Forest and DST PURSE Program-I. Dr. Zehra is currently working as Research Associate in DST PURSE Program-II funded by the Department of Science & Technology at the Department of Wildlife Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University.