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  • 04 August, 2020

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Dhole

Dhole

Dhole is also known as Asian wild dog, Asiatic wild dog, Indian wild dog, whistling dog, red dog, and mountain wolf. Besides the tiger, the dhole is the only large carnivore in India that is under the IUCN’s ‘endangered’ category. They play an important role as apex predators in forest ecosystems. A research paper on conserving the endangered dhole was published in Mammal Review.

Highlights

  • Karnataka, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh rank high in the conservation of the endangered dhole in India.
  • On the other hand, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana and Goa will need to increase reduce the ease of granting forest clearances for infrastructure projects.
  • Improving habitat conditions and prey densities in the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha would “strengthen the link” between dhole populations in the Western Ghats and central India.
  • India has the highest number of dholes in the world, but India doesn’t have targeted management plans for scientific monitoring of the species.

Source: TH


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