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IJSTR >> Volume 2- Issue 1, January 2013 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Heavy Metals Contamination In Mammalian Wildlife of Talchaper Blackbuck Sanctuary Vs Dhavadoli Protected Area of Western Rajasthan, India

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AUTHOR(S)

Varsha Gupta, Prakash Bakre

 

KEYWORDS

Index term:- Scat, Heavy metals, Bioindicator, Wild mammals, Western Rajasthan.

 

ABSTRACT

Abstract:- Our aim to establish the metal (Pb, Cd, Cr, Cu and Zn) levels of Mammalian scat samples deriving from sanctuaries of western Rajasthan and comaprision between the concentrations of Talchaper Blackbuck Sanctuary, Churu and Dhavadoli Protected Area, Jodhpur. Restrictions on the sampling because of Wildlife Protection Act (1972) prevents taking of samples of living tissues to analyse body burdens of contaminants that the wildlife may be carrying, fecal samples were analysed. According to our results the concentrations of metals (ug/g (ppm) dry weight) in fecal samples were higher in the samples of Talchaper then the Dhavadoli. They were in the range of 9.86 to 24.24 (Pb), ND to 0.49 (Cd), 2.45 to 6.62 (Cr), 12.19 to 22.69 (Cu) and ND to 12.61 (Zn) in Talchaper whereas in Dhavadoli, 0.76 to 1.55 (Pb), 0.72 to 1.26 (Cd), 1.14 to 4.71 (Cr), 12.21 to 17.7 (Cu) and 4.53 to 9.61 (Zn). Vegetation, soil, salt and water of Talchaper Blackbuck Sanctuary, Rajasthan showed good concentration whereas Dhavadoli samples showed background concentrations of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Cr, Cu & Zn).

 

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