Heavy Metals Contamination In Mammalian Wildlife of Talchaper Blackbuck Sanctuary Vs Dhavadoli Protected Area of Western Rajasthan IndiaJournal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.2, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2013-01-25
Authors : Varsha Gupta; Prakash Bakre;
Page : 86-91
Keywords : Index term- Scat; Heavy metals; Bioindicator; Wild mammals; Western Rajasthan.;
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 ugg 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 26 Zn.
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