Environmental Science & Wildlife Management

Paper Code: 
ZOL 224
Contact Hours: 
Unit I: 

Biogeochemical cycles (C,O,N,P,S)
Population ecology

  • Natality and mortality,Population age, distribution,population growth curves, Density indices of abundance, Factors affecting population growth, population regulation
Unit II: 

Environmental pollution – air, water, soil and green house effect
Concept of sustainable development

Unit III: 

Principles of conservation

  • Water conservation- rain water harvesting
  • Soil conservation

Biological indicators and their role in environmental monitoring

Unit IV: 

Wildlife – definition, Zoogeography of India and world with reference to reptiles, birds and mammals, reasons for conservation and destruction of wildlife, value of wildlife in modern civilization

Indian species at risk- endangered , vulnerable, rare and intermediate (with examples in reference to Rajasthan)


Unit V: 

Habitat diversity, habit analysis-quadrants, transects and grids

Indian wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and biosphere reserves(definition and differences)

Wildlife (protection) Act of1972. IUCN and Red data book. CITES(Convention on international trade in endangered species)Appendices I &II


  • Remote sensing in conservation of forest and wildlife
  • Radio telemetry in wildlife management
Essential Readings: 
  1. Environmental Biotechnology, Basic concepts and application ,Thakur I.S.,I K International Pvt.Ltd.
  2. Fundamentals of ecology; Odum.E.P.; W.B.Saunders, New Delhi.
  3. Environmental management; Sandhu, D; India Environment society, New Delhi
  4. Principles of Wildlife management; James, A. Bailey; John Wiley & sons    
  5. Introduction to Instrumental analysis; Robert Braun: Mc –Graw hill, International eds.
  6. Environmental Science, Santra S.C., New Central Book Agency Pvt Ltd., Kolkata
  7. Environmental Science, Cunningham and Saigo
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