|Town/Region||Kaziranga National Park|
|Date||8 Dec 2003|
There is a lack of information on the amphibians and reptiles of India’s Kaziranga National Park, the home of rhino. There is also a lack of attention on the conservation of this group because the focus of conservation in this park is on the rhino.
Burning the tall grassland is a common habitat management practice for rhino and other mega herbivores because fire is beneficial to herbivores. But the removal of biomass in the process is deleterious to small mammals and other animals. Nothing is known about the impact of fire on reptiles and amphibians. Though no systematic study has been attempted yet on them, field observations are alarming. Evaluating the effect of burning and inventory of herpetofauna diversity are prime objectives of this proposed study. The team will attempt to sensitize the forest staff about the necessity of conservation. Posters and booklets will be published to disseminate information and appeal to conserve amphibians and frogs.
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This project is part of a range of projects run by Aaranyak.