These are some of the species which are threatened with extinction in the indian wildlife. Different projects live save tiger projects are on to save these endangered species from being wiped out from the face of the planet.

A human population of germination, loss of natural habitat, hunting, hunting. India is one of the most populous countries in the world and it was inevitable that the man enter the conflict for resources with other animals. A number of species are in danger as psta critically evaluated, psto as endangered or vulnerable by the 2004 IUCN red list of threatened animals, international - recognized as the list that categorizes the status of globally threatened species. The good news is that a number of organizations and individuals are constantly working for the conservation of wild animals in India.
Asian Elephant

Smaller than their African cousins the Asian elephant is one of the few species of living elephants. These large (can go upto 5400 kg) animals were domesticated for centuries sensitive and are treated well when dócis. The single most important cause of their decline is loss of habitat. Also were persecuted because of damage to the harvest are perceived to cause. Hunt for the ivory not affected as much as the African elephant, since, unlike the African elephant, just the male of the species is the prey.

Chiru (Tibetan antelope)

India is the only place outside China where you'll find the chiru, a shy, Gazelle-like animal whose wool is as soft, warm more, most expensive shawls in the world - shahtoosh. Found at elevations of 3250 - 5500 m (10,660 to 18,000 ft), are so rare that it is difficult to imagine that vaguearam once the herd of 15,000. Take three to five chirus to make a shawl, and provided that the shahtoosh shawls are a rage in the international order, the probability is sorry for their survival. India banned the manufacture and sale of shahtoosh, but could already be too late for this species.

Of the Ganges river dolphin


One of the world 'mammals of the most rare of s, the river dolphins of India ' s of the sacred Ganges River (one of five species of river dolphins in India) live in one of the world 's of the people more dense areas and since the consequent degradation of their habitat does not show any sign of reduction, it appears that their numbers continue to decline. Gray-brown in color, with a long beak, a body fat, and large fins, they are unsociable and dark waters, unlike their marine cousins made popular by the films as that free Willy . His eyes lack a lens, and the species is sometimes referred to as being blind, but his eyes seem to function as a device goniometry. Declined due to pollution, accidental capture in fishing nets and hunting for meat, oil and traditional medicine. The construction of numerous dams in 30 years its population split into smaller groups, prevented the migration and also had an impact.

Lebre Hispid

Also called bristly rabbit because of his brown hair to coarse, dark, this is one of the world 'mammals of the most rare of s. Previously found all over the Himalaya mountains, he faces the extinction due to loss of habitat, human-induced changes, and hunted for food and to protect crops, and predation by dogs.

Gibbon of Hoolock


This (weighs a little over 6 kilograms) small monkey was once eastern India Direct broadcast. They live in small monogamous family groups, consisting of a pair coupled with their offspring. There are profound social links between members of the group and the group defends its territory with songs high. The adult males are always black, with white eyebrows prominent, when the adult females are gold or yellow or brown glaze. Traveling through the trees very fast, down only when forced a. Thus, canceling forest green living within them are vulnerable to hunting and predation.

Indian rhinoceros


The largest mammals on earth after elephants, Rhinos have remained mostly unchanged for millennia. Females weigh about 1600 kilograms, when the males are up to 2,200 kilograms, but believe us or not, these heavyweights are vegetarians, whose diet consists mainly on the grass but also includes fruit, leaves, the branches of trees and of shrubs, and crops cultivated. The Indian rhinoceros (male and female) has a horn, and this is a main reason for their consternações. Used in oriental medicine as an aphrodisiac and command a price of four times their weight in gold, rhino 's horn led to his being hunted ruthlessly. The loss of grassland alluvial plain giving way to its habitat is another major contributing factor to the decline in the rhino population. Today, most of Rhinos are found in sanctuaries in Assam.

Lion mock-tied


This highly intelligent monkey has never been common. Since that seems to be unable to adapt to human settlement (for example, he apparently doesn 't the way through the plantation or to live there), loss of habitat due to the spread of agriculture the hardest-hit and led his will decline. The species was also captured extensively for the trade, zoos and research the pet as well as for use in oriental medicine, apart from hunting for food and skin. The sanctuaries and zoos are producing the kind in captiveiro in an attempt to keep it from extinction.

Large spotted civet of Malabar

One of the world 'mammals of the most rare of s, the large spotted civet of Malabar was once (20 to 25 years ago) from the main source civet (or musk ), a substance used in the production of perfume . The last spotted in the Western Ghats, these nocturnal cats are carnivorous, solitary and aggressive in nature. Greyish in color with prominent black dots, forage on land and were never seen on trees. The extensive deforestation and clarification of the cashew plantations that supply their cap hit them hard. Today, they tend to be treated as incursores of poultry and are caught and killed when found.

Nilgiri Tahre

These animals thick but agile mountain, be considered primitive cousins of true goats are found on the ground and in the vast grass-covered hills of northern India and the Western Ghats. Herbivores are found at heights greater than 2,000 M. according to reports, once vaguearam willingness in all the vast herds of Nilgiri hills, but for the end of the 19th century, uncontrolled hunting and hunting and degradation of habitat had reduced their numbers to barely 100. However, survived. The population of the greater Nilgiri Tahrs is found today in the Eravikulam National Park, Kerala.

Bengal Tiger

The greatest family's cat, this cat is awesome national animal of India 's of, symbolic of its rich cornucopia of nature ' s in marvel. 5 One of the survival of the tiger subspecies, the Bengal requires real dense vegetative cover, an adequate source of large prey (approximately 50 animals of the deer-size are necessary feed a tiger for a year), and access to a reliable source of water . The tigers are extremely adaptávens and adjust it to any contact with humans, provided that their food chain is ensured. Hunting (the various parts of the tiger 's of the body are used to make Oriental medicine), a reduction in prey base, and loss of habitat are the main threats to its continued survival. Launched in 1973-74, when the first absolute whole tigre that the census of India revealed the existence of the tiger project of only 1827 tigers (down from 40,000 at the end of the century) - saving target this magnificient species - is one of our risks of the most successful conservation recently. Currently, the tiger population is estimated to be approximately 3000. 27 reserves is covered by Project Tiger.

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