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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020, 8(4), 160-165
DOI: 10.12691/aees-8-4-3
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A Preliminary Survey of the Flora and Fauna of Chinkara Breeding Centre, Kairu: A Protected Area in District Bhiwani, Haryana, India

Parveen Kumar Vats1, , Ranjeet Singh2, Jarnail Singh Sehrawat3 and Jainder Singh Chhilar1

1Department of Zoology, Pt. ChiranjiLal Sharma Govt. College, Sector 14, Karnal, Haryana, India

2Department of Botany, Pt. ChiranjiLal Sharma Govt. College, Sector 14, Karnal, Haryana, India

3Department of Geography, Pt. ChiranjiLal Sharma Govt. College, Sector 14, Karnal, Haryana, India

Pub. Date: May 25, 2020

Cite this paper:
Parveen Kumar Vats, Ranjeet Singh, Jarnail Singh Sehrawat and Jainder Singh Chhilar. A Preliminary Survey of the Flora and Fauna of Chinkara Breeding Centre, Kairu: A Protected Area in District Bhiwani, Haryana, India. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 8(4):160-165. doi: 10.12691/aees-8-4-3

Abstract

Chinkara Breeding Centre, Kairu is a protected area under the Schedule of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 under the wildlife wing of the Haryana state forest department located in the district of Bhiwani. It was visited during the month of August 2019 by a team of Zoologists, Geographers, and Botanists to study the eco-geography, flora and fauna of the breeding centre. The present study presents the results of first such short term survey of this important wildlife area lying in the centre of the state of Haryana. A total of 18 plant species and 79 animal species were documented during this survey. The total number of Chinkara (Gazella bennettii) were 106 ( 53 bucks, 51 does and 2 fawns) in this breeding centre. The paper further discusses the importance of such studies for the betterment of biodiversity conservation efforts in case of an ecologically fragile state of Haryana where majority of the wildlife is under constant threat from urbanization and industrialization.

Keywords:
Avifauna Chinkara diversity point count method Haryana

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