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  • 02 August, 2020

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Dhole conservation

Dhole conservation

  • A study has pointed out that Karnataka, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh rank high in the conservation of the endangered dhole, in India.

About Dhole:

  • Also known as the Asiatic wild dog, Dhole (Cuon alpinus) is native to Central, South, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.
  • Dholes play an important role as apex predators in forest ecosystems.
  • Dholes hunt in packs and tend to venture into forested landscapes adjoining protected areas.
  • Besides the tiger, the dhole is the only large carnivore in India to be classified in the ‘endangered’ category by the IUCN.
  • It is protected under Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Source: TH


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