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Arjun Srivathsa
Wild Canids- India Project

Wild canids in India are among the most under-represented large mammal groups in terms of research and conservation focus. The Wild Canids–India Project is aimed at making ecological and conservation assessments of wild canids in India. The project focuses on eight species & sub-species of wild canids: dhole, golden jackal, Indian wolf, Tibetan wolf, Indian fox, red fox, desert fox and Tibetan fox. We also included striped hyena in the project because of its similarities with wild canids in aspects like natural history, ecological requirements and conservation issues.

Year of Initiation:
Project Coordinator:
Iravatee Majgaonkar
E-mail Address:
Role in the project:
One of the co-founders of the project
Institutional Affiliation:
Dhole, Golden Jackal, Indian Wolf, Tibetan Wolf, Red Fox, Indian Fox, Desert Fox, Tibetan Fox, Striped Hyena
No. of participants:
100 - 500
Geographical spread of project:
Purpose of the project:

The project is aimed at making ecological and conservation assessments of wild canids and the striped hyena in India.

Coordinating institution/organisation:
Location of the coordinating institution/organisation(s):
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Data availability:
Not generally available to others
Participation in language other than English:
Appropriate age groups of participants:
All age groups
Citizen participation through:
Why should people participate:

Contributions submitted by citizen scientists could help build a data-base on wild canids and hyenas, and contribute towards their research and conservation.

Prior knowledge or expertise required:

Ability to correctly identify canid/ hyena species.