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Aazad P. Ojha Gautam Sharma L. S. Rajpurohit

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At north-west of India there is dry, semi arid region called as The Great Indian Thar desert. It lies between 24o and 35o 5’ N latitude and 70o 7’ and 76o 2’ E. Mammals of Thar desert includes the wolf (Canis lupus), the stripped hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), golden Jackal (Canis aureus), the Indian desert fox (Vulpes v. pusilla), wild bore (Susscrofaspc.), black buck (Antilo pecervicapra), blue bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus), chinkara (Gazella benneti), Hanuman langur (Semenopithecus entellus) etc. Golden Jackal is unique in distribution, occurrence, and survives at different environmental conditions in India including the hot desert. Present study has been carried out at Phitkasni village, situated south-east of Jodhpur city. Large population of golden Jackal has observed and data of their homerange, territory, inter-specific relation, conflict with human and mortality has been studied. It is concluded that regular monitoring and proper conservation management is needed in this area so Jackal and other carnivore like wolf, desert fox and hyena can also be conserved.

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Keywords

Conservation, Desert, Jackal, Population, Wildlife

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Ojha, A. P., Sharma, G., & Rajpurohit, L. S. (2017). Ecology and conservation of golden jackal (Canis aureus) in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 9(4), 2491-2495. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v9i4.1559
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