Author: M K Ranjitsinh
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171070361
This work is an attempt to fulfill the need of a book on some of the major faunal species and families of southern Asia.
There are but few books on the wildlife of southern Asia and none on the region as a whole. Encompassing perhaps the most diverse, splendid and threatened species of fauna and flora in the world, there is an urgent need to garner much greater support for their conservation by providing information and inculcating interest amongst the laymen, as well as referral material for the specialist.
No book on Asian wildlife can ignore the tiger. Yet so many books do not go beyond the tiger. This does not quite happen with the lion in Africa, the brown bear in North America nor the jaguar in South in South America and is in fact a great injustice to the magnificent panorama of species found in southern Asia.