Wild Canids–India Project is a venture to gather information on wild canids in India, and create a database that can aid in research and conservation. The project relies on participation by wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, researchers, conservationists and citizens to contribute recent sightings and other records of wild canids through a user-friendly interface.
From 1 October to 31 December, 2018, we will be collating presence records of wild canids through this online survey across India. We are focusing on the dhole, golden jackal, Indian wolf, Himalayan/Tibetan wolf, red fox, desert fox, Indian fox and Tibetan fox. We have also added the striped hyena to our list because it is ecologically similar to many wild canids. Information from this survey is very important for classification of species status, such as the IUCN RED LIST assessments, and for setting regional or national conservation targets.
If you have presence records for any of the species listed above, please head over to the Wild Canids–India Project website and submit your entries by clicking on the species thumbnail. Your contributions will be extremely valuable in creating a database of authentic information on these understudied carnivore species.
If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a mail at email@example.com.
The Wild Canids – India team.
The Wild Canids–India Project is run by a five-member team: Arjun Srivathsa, Priya Singh, Sushma Sharma, Girish Punjabi and Iravatee Majgaonkar. The team members have expertise in carnivore ecology and conservation, and work with wild canids in different parts of India. Additional details about the team is on the website.