Somnath Kundu, Debashis Das
Abstract: Faunal diversity of Andaran Fulbari-II Gram panchayat area under Tufanganj subdivision of Coochbehar district of West Bengal, India. Somnath Kundu and Debashis Das* Department of Zoology, Tufanganj Mahavidyalaya, Coochbehar-736160, WB *Corresponding author mail email@example.com, Mobile 9434030875 Biodiversity is our heritage and Peoples Biodiversity Register (PBR) is a need of the time. In this context we have surveyed Andaran Fulbari-II Gram Panchyat area of Tufanganj sub-division of Cooch Behar district of West Bengal and prepared a preliminary report on the diversity of the domestic animals, fishes, avian fauna of that area. The survey area is located at 2602457 North and 8903545 East. Our studied area is approximately 167 acre includes agricultural land, peoples habitat, patches of wetlands etc. The aim of our study is to record the faunal diversity of various ecological niche of this region. To prepare the report on domesticated animals our team visited 141 houses and recorded only 11 species of domesticated animals. 35 species of fishes are recorded which includes 3 exotic varieties. 67 wild avian species are recorded, few are red listed. A diversity index was prepared which reflect comprehensive information on local biological resources. This data will help to prepare a Biodiversity Register of that area in future.
Keywords: PBR, faunal diversity, Andaranfulbari, Tufanganj