Wild life habitat suitability and conservation hotspot mapping: Remote Sensing and GIS based decision support system

Firoz Ahmad, Laxmi Goparaju, Abdul Qayum
  • AIMS Geosciences, January 2018, American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
  • DOI: 10.3934/geosci.2018.1.66

Wild life habitat suitability and conservation hotspot mapping

What is it about?

The study of wildlife habitat suitability mapping in Saranda forest division reveals 42% of the grid equal to 1898 has very high suitability for wild life. The conservation hotspot reserve grid based on contiguous patch was identified within the very high wildlife suitability habitat was found to be 925 (49%).

Why is it important?

Saranda forest being a wildlife habitat for several faunas, it is the paradise especially for elephants, but in the past few years natural and anthropogenic disturbances has altered the wildlife habitat.


Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History Foundation

Flora uniqueness and diversity: Saranda forest represents the best Sal trees in Asia. Apart from several tree species it contains several medicinal plant species, few of these species are widely used by inhabitant tribal people as a remedy for various diseases. Still so many plant species are there whose medicinal value has not been exploited. Based on the expert panel appointed by Government of India (2011) report, it reported that 480 new species of flora and fauna have been identified in this region [22]

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