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.
The project is aimed at making ecological and conservation assessments of wild canids and the striped hyena in India.
Contributions submitted by citizen scientists could help build a data-base on wild canids and hyenas, and contribute towards their research and conservation.
Ability to correctly identify canid/ hyena species.