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Research Paper | Environmental Science Studies | India | Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015
Habitat Fragmentation Due to Encroachment (Road Construction) and its Impact on Biodiversity of Sariska
Abstract: The Sariska tiger reserve in Aravallis has its own importance and specific characteristics endowed with unique biodiversity. In the present study an attempt has been made to ascertain status of plant and animal species which is the healthy indicator for forest ecosystem. Attention is focused on one of the important reserve forest of state of Rajasthan with pace of their endemism and facing number of challenges in this reserve. Out of them the serious and cause concern is the encroachment due to road construction (kuccha and pucca) is a serious problem and threat to biodiversity of the reserve area which is elaborated by several studies on various protected areas of India and World like, Agarwal, 2000. Andren, 1994, Andrew, 1990, Beier, and Noss, 1998, Bennett, 1991, Brody, and Pelton1989, Forman, and Alexander, 1998. The menace of habitat loss or fragmentation due to construction of road is one of cause concern and severe impact on the pristine biodiversity.
Keywords: Biodiversity, Sariska tiger reserve, Aravallis, habitat fragmentation, encroachment
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015,
Pages: 1657 - 1659