Wetlands are important bird habitats and are also used by local people for their livelihoods. Study was undertaken to assess the status of the wetland birds in the selected wetlands by using total count method during January-March 2006. Forty two major wetlands were surveyed in four districts of Tamil Nadu namely Kanyakumari, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam.

Two orphaned cubs aged 8-10 months of either sex were monitored over a period of one and half years between October 2008-March 2010 in the fragmented landscape of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (RTR), India. Both animals dispersed out into fragmented landscapes, however the male cub accidently ventured into human habitation and resulted in conflict.

The role of community in the management of human-wildlife conflicts, although recognized, has neither been adequately evaluated nor clearly documented. Therefore net economic loss was evaluated due to crop depredation in a PA neighboring village of Uttarakhand, capital cost of a power fence to deter wildlilfe entering the crop fields and recurring cost of maintenance, and cost of crop protection.

The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) is well recognized for its ecological, hydrological and aesthetic values and is considered as the repository of biological and cultural diversity. Western Himalaya is an important area for bird diversity and harbours several regional endemic species and has been desginated as Endemic Bird Area (EBA 28).This study was carried out to scrutinize the diversity of the birds at different types of vegetation around NDBR (Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve), Uttarakhand.

There was very little focussed attention in designating specific wildlife rich areas as sanctuaries or national parks. India had about 80 sanctuaries notified across the country by the early 1960s, of which four were noted for the gigantic congregation of waterfowl during winter months. Tamil Nadu had at that time only three sanctuaries, including the Vedanthangal bird sanctuary.

Hunting is the prime suspect in the global extinction of many species and is posing a major threat to populations of hundreds of species worldwide even in the absence of other forms of habitat destruction.This study was designed to investigate impact of wild ungulate offtakes on their populations in the forests in and around Chamba district of the Western Indian Himalaya.

Section 38V of Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 provides that Tiger Reserve should be inviolate. 643 sq km area of Nagarhole National Park is declared as core critical tiger habitat, prior to the promulgation of the "The Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006". Though the relocation of people from inside Nagarhole National Park is in progress since 1998-99, yet nearly 1700 families still resided in the park at the time of recognition of rights under the said Act.

Pachmarhi biosphere reserve is one of the richest biodiversity regions of Madhya Pradesh. Various weeds are abundant in the croplands as well as in the forests of this region.

The present study evaluated different collections of Hypericum perforatum L. growing in Himachal Pradesh for biomass yield and hypericin content.

Commercially important bamboo, Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss is the abundantly occurring in the forests of Kerala state in India. The average growing stock of B. bambos per ha in different stand density classes in the forests of Kerala was estimated through a statistically designed field survey in natural forests.