International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Special Issue 3, Part G (2017)
Depleting grasslands with plant invasion: rising threat for lesser florican
Lesser florican (Sypheotides indica), is indicator of good health of grassland. It is also one of the three bustard species of India under threat of extinction. The grasslands are very important for hydrological cycle. With drought condition rising in Vidarbha, it becomes mandatory to conserve the grasslands along with other water conservation measures. With the conservation of grassland not only the bird will survived, but hydrological cycle of this region will also be maintained. We have surveyed historical sites where lesser florican was known to present in past. We observed that the grassland pastures in given area are largely been replaced by agricultural land and whatever uncultivated land present today is invaded by other species of dicot weed.
How to cite this article:
SS Rokade, SB Bali, PB Ingle. Depleting grasslands with plant invasion: rising threat for lesser florican. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(3S):209-210.