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Conservation Of The Caracal Species

Conservation Of The Caracal Species:

There was a concern regarding the conservation of the Caracal species.

  • Caracal is an elusive, primarily nocturnal animal which has traditionally been valued for its litheness and extraordinary ability to catch birds in flight. In India, it is called siya gosh, a Persian name that translates as ‘black Ear’.
  • They typically use abandoned porcupine burrows and rock crevices for maternal dens, but can be found with their young in dense vegetation.
  • The most suitable habitat for caracals in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh is located in Kutch, the Malwa Plateau, the Aravalli hill range and the Bundelkhand region,
  • It is found in several dozen countries across Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia.
  • They live in woodlands, savannahs and in scrub forests.
  • Large-scale hunting, illegal trading and loss of natural habitats are considered significant threats to the species.
  • Conservation status: The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972: Schedule