International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 625

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of the local, national/global status and effect of urbanization on Carnivora mammals in Jammu District and Trikuta Hills of JandK, India

Rahul Kait1,* and D.N. Sahi2
1Department of Zoology, GDC R. S. Pura, Jammu, India. 2Post Graduate Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Jammu, 180006, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 February 2012
  •  Published: 30 November 2012

Abstract

During present study, from 2004 to 2006 in Jammu District and 2006 to 2009 in Trikuta Hills, the impact of urbanization on carnivores was studied. Order carnivora is represented by 5 species. Their local and national/global status was also determined. It was also found that urbanization is taking place by leaps and bounds, which has affected wildlife of the area mostly by habitat destruction, habitat fragmentation and noise. It has been found that the most affected order in the mammals is carnivora, because of the requirement of the larger habitat for fulfilling their needs.
 
Key words: Trikuta Hills, carnivore, urbanization, Shivaliks, habitat fragmentation.