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International Journal of Chemical and Biological Sciences

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Zoological implications of climate change: Adaptation strategies and conservation efforts

Author(s):

Rahul Pratapsing Patil

Abstract:

This paper explores the intricate relationship between climate change and its impacts on wildlife in India, focusing on the effects of habitat contraction, variations in rainfall patterns, shifts in migration patterns, and the efficacy of conservation efforts. Utilising a comprehensive review of existing literature, government reports, and case studies, the study highlights the profound challenges faced by Indian ecosystems and species due to the changing climate. The findings reveal that habitat contraction and altered rainfall patterns significantly affect water availability and habitat quality, leading to shifts in species migration patterns and threatening biodiversity. Despite these challenges, the paper underscores successful conservation efforts, such as those for the Asiatic lion and the Indian rhinoceros, which demonstrate the potential of targeted conservation strategies to mitigate some of the adverse effects of climate change. The study advocates for an integrated conservation approach that combines habitat protection, species-specific strategy, community engagement, and robust policy interventions. By addressing the multifaceted impacts of climate change on wildlife, the paper calls for enhanced research, collaborative conservation practices, and policy frameworks that prioritise biodiversity conservation and climate adaptation, aiming to safeguard India's rich natural heritage for future generations.

Pages: 23-27  |  36 Views  11 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Rahul Pratapsing Patil. Zoological implications of climate change: Adaptation strategies and conservation efforts. Int. J. Chem. Biol. Sci. 2024;6(1):23-27. DOI: 10.33545/26646765.2024.v6.i1a.74
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