Roads and Railway: Cause for Mortality of Muggers (Crocodylus palustris), Gujarat State, India

Raju Vyas

Abstract


Small population of Vishwamitri River, Vadodara, Gujarat facing various types of major and minor threats. Recently, a few numbers of muggers (Crocodylus palustris) found dead and injured on the road and railway tracks at urban City of Gujarat. Therefore, railway and road traffic emerge as the most recent threat on the mugger population.

Keywords


crocodile; threats; road; railway; mugger; Gujarat; India

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2019-21-%25s-237-240

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