Urban Area Development and Wildlife Conservation

  • Urban expansion alters ecosystems, including biodiversity, habitat, nutrient dynamics, and ecological processes.
  • Urbanization can destroy the natural habitat of animals, and even large animals do not get enough space to roam.
  • The introduction of invasive/non-native species distorts the naturally occurring food web and may lead to the extinction of native species.
  • The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, aimed to protect the country's wildlife from poaching, smuggling, and illegal trade. This Act was amended in January, 2003.
  • Wildlife corridors are areas adjacent to protected areas where animal movement is allowed without interfering with human ....
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