Wildlife Conservation and Management: Challenges and Strategies

Swapnil Gupta

School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221011, India.

P. R. Kumaresan *

Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram Campus, Chennai – 600089, Tamil Nadu, India.

Ankur Saxena

Medi-Caps University Indore, India.

Manish Raj Mishra

Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur, Sonitpur -784 028, Assam, India

Lalit Upadhyay

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu -Jammu, India.

Arul Sabareeswaran T. A.

Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, KVASU, India.

Alimudeen S.

Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, KVASU, India.

Ashiq Hussain Magrey

Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, MP, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This article delves into the critical issues and strategies related to wildlife conservation and management in the context of the contemporary environmental crisis. It highlights the major challenges that wildlife faces, including habitat destruction and fragmentation, climate change impacts, the threat of illegal wildlife trade and poaching, the introduction and spread of invasive species, and the detrimental effects of pollution. The article emphasizes the importance of effective strategies to counter these challenges, such as habitat conservation and restoration, climate change mitigation, combating illegal wildlife trade, managing invasive species, and pollution control. It argues for a multifaceted and collaborative approach, involving governments, NGOs, local communities, and individuals, to ensure the preservation of wildlife and natural ecosystems. The overarching goal is to strike a balance between human development and wildlife conservation, thereby securing a sustainable future for our planet's biodiversity.

Keywords: Wildlife conservation, habitat, wildlife trade, wildlife management


How to Cite

Gupta, S., Kumaresan , P. R., Saxena , A., Mishra, M. R., Upadhyay , L., Arul Sabareeswaran T. A., Alimudeen S., & Magrey, A. H. (2023). Wildlife Conservation and Management: Challenges and Strategies. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(24), 280–286. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i243840

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