What is project gharial?

Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) The Crocodilian and Freshwater Turtle Research and Conservation Project, Uttarakhand, India was initiated in June 2010.

What is project gharial?

Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) The Crocodilian and Freshwater Turtle Research and Conservation Project, Uttarakhand, India was initiated in June 2010.

Where is gharial ecology field project located?

The gharial is distributed in the Padma river (Ganges) and the Jamuna Brahmaputra river and some of the tributaries and distributaries in Bangladesh.

When was the gharial project started in India?

Odisha had become the only state to have all the three species of the reptile —freshwater gharials, muggers, and saltwater crocodiles after introduction of gharials in 1975.

What was the project undertaken to counter the decline of gharial and when was it set up and by whom?

2. Whitaker and his team’s work was indeed part of a larger project called ‘Project Crocodile. ‘ it was launched in 1974 by the Indian Government with the UN’s help. The project was initiated in order to counter the rapid decline of the gharial and related species in the Indian Subcontinent.

Why is gharial endangered?

Gharials are one of the most critically threatened crocodilians. Their primary threats include habitat loss due to human encroachment, unsustainable fishing practices and hunting. The species came alarmingly close to extinction in the 1970s.

How many gharial are there in India?

A total of 948 gharials were counted during surveys in 2013 along the protected river stretch of 414 km (257 mi). In 2017, this population was estimated at 617–761 mature individuals and more than 1250 individuals by two different survey teams; 411 nests were found.

Is gharial found only in India?

Today they survive only in the waters of India and Nepal. The surviving population can be found within the tributaries of the Ganges river system: Girwa (Uttar Pradesh), Son (Madhya Pradesh), Ramganga (Uttarakhand), Gandak (Bihar), Chambal (Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan) and Mahanadi (Orissa).

How can we save the gharial from extinction?

Conservation efforts of the GCA range from scientific population surveys, captive breeding and wild restocking programs, to education, awareness, and government lobbying.

Is gharial in English word?

noun. A large fish-eating crocodile with a long, narrow snout that widens at the nostrils, native to the Indian subcontinent. ‘A crocodilian is any member of an order of reptiles that includes crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gavials, and related extinct forms. ‘

Is alligator and gharial same?

Different Families. There are three different families of crocodilians: Alligatoridae (alligators), Crocodylidae (crocodiles), and Gavialidae (gharial).

How are gharial endangered?

Critically EndangeredGharial / Conservation status