SPECIES RICHNESS AND DIVERSITY OF BUTTERFLIES IN THE LANDSCAPE OF NANDHOUR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

SPECIES RICHNESS AND DIVERSITY OF BUTTERFLIES IN THE LANDSCAPE OF NANDHOUR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, NAINITAL, UTTARAKHAND Manoj K. Arya-* and Dayakrishna Department of Zoology, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263002 (Uttarakhand), India [Corresponding author E-mail-*:dr.manojkumar19@rediffmail.com] Received: 14-06-2017 Accepted: 15-07-2017 Abstract:  Present investigations were undertaken to know species composition, richness and diversity of butterflies in the landscape of Nandhour Wildlife Sanctuary (NWLS), Nainital, Uttarakhand, during 2016-17. A total of 1310 individuals of butterflies belonging to 24 genera and 36 species under seven families were recorded during Read More …

BIODIVERSITY OF AQUATIC BEETLES, ITS HABITATS, MICROHABITAT

STUDY ON BIODIVERSITY OF AQUATIC BEETLES, ITS HABITATS, MICROHABITAT AND FIELD SAMPLING TECHNIQUES FROM MANIPUR, NORTH EAST INDIA M. Bhubaneshwari Devi*, O. Sandhyarani Devi and Leiphon Wanghengbam Laboratory of Entomology, P.G. Department of Zoology, D. M. College of Science, Imphal-795001, Manipur [Corresponding author E-mail-*: mbhubaneshwari@yahoo.com] Received: 10-04-2017 Revised: 15-04-2017 Accepted: 18-04-2017 Abstract:  The aquatic beetle’s diversity is very wide-ranging. The aim of the present study was to analyze basic ecological classification of aquatic beetle families and its biodiversity which are associated with aquatic Read More …

SOCIO-ECONOMIC RELEVANCE OF HOMEGARDENS IN THE FRINGE VILLAGES OF CLOUDED LEOPARD NATIONAL PARK

SOCIO-ECONOMIC RELEVANCE OF HOMEGARDENS IN THE FRINGE VILLAGES OF CLOUDED LEOPARD NATIONAL PARK, TRIPURA P. Roy1 and A. Arunachalam2 1Tripura Forest Service, Sadar Forest Division, Agartala 799004, Tripura 2Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001 Received: 30-09-2014 Accepted: 05-11-2014 Abstract: Traditional agroforests are known for its biodiversity values vis-à-vis its livelihood attributes. This can provide and balance both tangible (viz., improved production of fuel, fodder and other products) and intangible (viz., C-sequestration, hydrological balance, soil fertility Read More …

BIODIVERSITY OF WOODY PERENNIAL FLORA IN BADAL KHOLE SANCTUARY

BIODIVERSITY OF WOODY PERENNIAL FLORA IN BADAL KHOLE SANCTUARY OF JASHPUR DISTRICT IN CHHATTISGARH Pratap Toppo, Abhishek Raj and Harshlata1 Department of Forestry, College of Agriculture, I.G.K.V., Raipur- 492012 (C.G.), India Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, I.G.K.V., Raipur- 492012 (C.G.), India1 email:lonely0392@gmail.com Received: 24-08-2014 Accepted: 30-09-2014 Abstract: The central India forms one of the major ecosystems of the Indian subcontinent. The Badalkhole sanctuary is a small patch of forest which exists in Chhattisgarh a newly formed state. The sanctuary Read More …

SEASONAL ABUNDANCES AND DIVERSITY OF PLANKTON OF BANNER STREAM, RIVER BEAS

SEASONAL ABUNDANCES AND DIVERSITY OF PLANKTON OF BANNER STREAM, RIVER BEAS, HIMACHAL PRADESH Indu Sharma*, Rani Dhanze**, Arun Kondal** and Radhika Dhiman** *Zoological Survey of India, High altitude Regional Centre,Solan- 173212, Himachal Pradesh **Deptt. Of Fisheries, CSKHPKV, Palampur- 176062, Himachal Pradesh, India. [e-mail: induzsi@gmail.com, rdhanze@yahoo.co.in] Abstract: Banner stream serves as fishing ground and sink for many anthropogenic activity in its vicinity. The seasonal abundance and distribution of plankton and some physico-chemical parameters from six sites of the stream were investigated. Read More …

ROLE OF VILLAGE ECOSYSTEM AND HABITAT ECOLOGY IN BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

ROLE OF VILLAGE ECOSYSTEM AND HABITAT ECOLOGY IN BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION, A STUDY FROM THE THAR DESERT AREA OF RAJASTHAN, INDIA G.R. Parihar Department of Zoology, New Campus, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. [e-mail: grpariharjnvu@yahoo.com] Abstract: The profile of faunal diversity and variety of taxa vary from habitat to habitat, it is difficult to assess conclusively on the basis of this preliminary investigation that a particular institution support specific animal taxa compared to others. Although the impact of urbanization, Read More …

RIVER BED MINING IS HIGHLY INJURIOUS FOR FISHES AND OTHER AQUATIC ORGANISMS

RIVER BED MINING IS HIGHLY INJURIOUS FOR FISHES AND OTHER AQUATIC ORGANISMS : A REPORT BASED ON RANDOM FIELD VISITS B. D. Joshi and Kumkum Shah* Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Gurukula Kangri University, Hardwar *Department of Zoology Govt. P.G. Degree College, Pithoragarh Abstract: River bed and riparian area mining / quarrying are in practice since times immemorial. But till now no attention has been paid to the loss it causes to our aquatic biotic resources, mainly to the Read More …

IMPACT OF HEAVY METALS IN SOIL AND THEIR EFFECTS ON SOIL MICROBIAL BIODIVERSITY

IMPACT OF HEAVY METALS IN SOIL AND THEIR EFFECTS ON SOIL MICROBIAL BIODIVERSITY Jyoti Sharma Centre for Agri Informatics Engineering And Technology Shobhit University, Meerut. [e-mail: jyotipankaj2006@rediffmail.com] Abstract: This paper discusses soil metal interactions with microbial diversity and the potential implications for soil productivity and animal and human health. Sources and fate of metal ions in the soil environment, biological interactions and transitions, as well as adverse impacts on soil biodiversity, toxicity. The present works deals the analysis of heavy Read More …

BIO-DIVERSITY OF MEDICO-RELIGIOUS PLANTS IN AND AROUND GAUTAM BUDDHA WILD LIFE SANCTUARY

BIO-DIVERSITY OF MEDICO-RELIGIOUS PLANTS IN AND AROUND GAUTAM BUDDHA WILD LIFE SANCTUARY, GAYA (BIHAR) Dillip Kumar Keshri Department of Zoology, T.S. College, Hisua, Nawada (Bihar) Abstract: The paper deals with fifty one species of plants associated with medicinal use of local inhabitants. Among them most of the plants are sacred to the local people and worshiped as Nakshatras (Constellattion) Trees or Sacred plants. Some of the Medico-religious plants are Acacia catechu, Aegle marmelos, Anthocephalous Chinensis, Artocarpous heterophyllus, Azdirachta indica, Butea Read More …

NON POISONOUS SNAKES (REPTILIA : OPHIDIA) OF CHAMPHAI DISTRICT OF MIZORAM STATE

NON POISONOUS SNAKES (REPTILIA : OPHIDIA) OF CHAMPHAI DISTRICT OF MIZORAM STATE, NORTH EAST INDIA Daya Nand Harit Department of Zoology, Government Champhai College, Champhai, Mizoram : 796 321 : India. E-mail : dnharit@yahoo.co.in Abstract: Mizoram state is one of the North Eastern Hill states of India, lies between 21058′-24030’N and 92016′-93025’E, with an area of 21,081 sq. km. having rich biodiversity. Reptilian fauna of the Champhai District of Mizoram state, North East India was studied from May 2007 to Read More …