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The Status and Conservation of the Wolf in Gujarat and Rajasthan, India

Yadvendradev V. Jhala and Robert H. Giles, Jr.
Conservation Biology
Vol. 5, No. 4 (Dec., 1991), pp. 476-483
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2386069
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The Status and Conservation of the Wolf in Gujarat and Rajasthan, India
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Abstract

Populations of wolves were estimated for the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, India, based on interviews and surveys. The wolf range is continuous. The total number of wolves in Gujarat is between 190 and 270 and in Rajasthan is between 253 and 350. Recommendations for a wolf conservation strategy include: (1) encouraging public support and education, (2) enforcing legal protection, (3) paying compensation for wolf-killed livestock, (4) conducting surveys of wolf populations and research on the dynamics of select populations, (5) protecting breeding habitats, and (6) eradicating feral dogs from wolf conservation areas. It is not too late to save the wolf if such a conservation strategy is implemented immediately.

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