International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies
Volume 3, Issue 5, 2023
Unpredictable Movement of Wildlife in Uttarakhand, India
Author(s): Ritesh Joshi, Kanchan Puri, SC Garkoti
In the recent past, some cases of unpredictable movement of wild animals have been reported from different parts of the Uttarakhand State of India, wherein the species were found moving in higher elevations beyond their defined range, which have never been reported as the natural range of the species. Whether such unpredictable movement of the species in higher ridges is indicating towards a shift in their natural ranges, or some small resident and isolated population exist in the area or are dispersing individuals remains unclear. We reviewed some cases of unusual sightings of wild animals beyond their ranges in Uttarakhand Himalaya, which all are indicating that temperature variation is affecting the wildlife and consequently their capabilities to respond to changing environment.
Keywords: Wildlife, Population, Natural Ranges, Ecology, Landscape, Uttarakhand
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