Preliminary Study Report on Distribution of Blackbuck (Antelope Cervicapra L.) in Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, South India.
Antilope cervicapra (Blackbuck) is considered to be one of the key species of the grassland biome. It is habitat specialist of grassland and partial shrub areas. Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is one such area considered to be dry deciduous forest which also house for Blackbuck. This study basically focuses on the distribution of Blackbuck species in the sanctuary. It also gives clear knowledge about the consequences faced by the Black buck, owing to the decrease in their population. The possible mitigation and adaption strategies in terms of species conservation which can protect the species from the consequences of species decline in this region are discussed.