Concept of urban wildlife

Concept of urban wildlife >>>

“Urban wildlife is defined as wildlife that may survive or flourish in urban or suburban environments or in close proximity to densely inhabited” urban areas, such as townships.

Urban Wildlife

Why there is a threat to urban wildlife

In basic terms, everyone is aware of the importance that wildlife is to the planet and to human existence. However, we have always concentrated on a particular area of the wilderness, sometimes forgetting about the animals that coexist here with us. which in urban wildlife

The concrete jungle

: the mystery behind urban wildlife’s disappearance

“Urban areas are home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. While some animals consider urban areas to be their paradise, others view them as their worst nightmare. This article discusses the roles played by urban areas in relation to wildlife and how humans are both their greatest enemies and their greatest benefactors”.

Large, tall buildings are seen in our metropolises; these structures are as strong as mountains and as tall as trees. and these concrete trees in this urban wilderness are crucial to the numerous plants and animals that depend on them. We talk a lot about animals and the natural world, but occasionally we forget that there is wildlife in the area where we live, although in smaller forms. 

when we are looking for peace in the outdoors. Sometimes, people go to the zoo when they want to have a wild experience, but they fail to realise how valuable the nearby wilderness is.when we are looking for peace in the outdoors. Sometimes, people go to the zoo when they want to have a wild experience, but they fail to realise how valuable the nearby wilderness is..

There are a lot of problems in this urban forest that are becoming major problems for the flora and fauna. These problems are caused by human interference and the pollution of the many polluted areas in the urban area. However, some flora and fauna have succeeded in adjusting to this urban environment and surviving.

Some animals in the urban forest depend on this hell, which turns into a haven for them, but for others, it is not the same once they move or become extinct in the urban area.

Pune city as a urban wildlife>>>

This city is home to a large population of people, and when animals live alongside humans, they are dependent on them for food and shelter. This is also the case for birds and other animals in this city. For example, if there are cities, there is a wide range of food available for animals to eat, and this food is superior to wild prey because it is easier for predators to catch prey in cities.

 There are drainage lines in cities has a very long and wide drainage line. This provides an ideal habitat for parasitise, some of which even create their own food chain, in which a large number of insects and parasites are included. The top predator in this food chain for prey pyramids is rodents. and this rodent population is the

The key to surviving in nature is adaptation, and if you have it, you can unlock doors full of possibilities for a long life.

The night hunters of the Light City

There are a lot of open drains in Pune that are very dangerous for people. One such river is the Mula Mutha River, in the Deccan area. There is one location in this river where some drain lines discharge into the river, which is extremely hazardous for people but a haven for many birds. because so many birds can easily obtain food at this place, such as worms, fish, and other small birds. Black kites and house crows are drawn to this area, but occasionally egrets, turns, woolly naked storks, sandpipers, and purple herons also visit. and there are the homes of rose-ring paracites surrounding the trees; on average, more than 5,000 parkites reside there.

The night hunters of the Light City

Pune is home to a broad range of bird species, some of which are migratory while others are local species. However, some species, mainly owls and bats, hunt at night, and this is a crucial function for them in these cities. There are many different places where you can find bats, but occasionally they get disturbed by development or construction and move their colonies to other areas, but food they can get easily in this city. Some bat species depend on fruits, and some are insectivorous, but some are omnivorous as well, and these hunters hunt their prey at night under bright lights. Also, these dazzling lights are risky and disturbing for bats, which is why they struggle so much to catch their food.

Additionally, owls rank among the top hunters on this list; spotted owlets can be sighted in forest range areas like ARAI and Taljai, while brown owls have been seen in cities. There is a bird hotspot here, like in taljai and ARAI. In this area, there are also a lot of owlets. The owls adapted their hunting skills in the bright light of the morning.

Why did the city lose some species?

It’s true that this city is a haven for certain animal, bird, and plant species; there are a lot of resources that catch our attention when we see them, like food. However, some species have vanished from Pune, and the reason why this city is unbearable for them is that they are too sensitive and are unable to adapt to their surroundings. The primary cause of some species’ extinction in Pune is pollution, changing climatic conditions, and habitat loss.

 

Vulture >>>

Once upon a time, the hill Ramtekdi, which is located in Hadapsar, Pune, was home to a large number of vultures. This hill is situated in the heart of the Hadapsar metropolitan region. However, due to changes in the

Kondana soft – furred rat

 The Kondana soft-furred rat (Millardia kondana), sometimes referred to as the giant metad or Kondana rat, is an endangered species of rodent belonging to the Muridae family. It is an endemic burrowing nocturnal rat found in Pune, Maharashtra, India’s Sinhgad plateau. Urban areas, lowland grasslands with low moisture content, and subtropical or tropical dry woods are its native habitats. Loss of habitat, excessive grazing of vegetation, and disruption from tourism and leisure activities are the main risks.

Millardia kondana is a Critically Endangered species of rat, known only from four localities in India. All these sites were facing growing threats from grazing, fire, and infrastructure-, housing-, and tourism-development

Climate change

“Climate change can significantly impact urban wildlife in several ways. Urban areas, with their unique ecosystems and environmental conditions, are not immune to the effects of global climate change. Additionally, climate change has significant impacts on birds in urban areas, influencing their behavior, migration patterns, and overall well-being.

Furthermore, changing temperatures, especially as a result of global climate change, can have a profound impact on animals in cities. Animals may modify their daily routines and behaviors in response to temperature changes. For example, some species may become more active during warmer periods, seeking shelter or becoming less active during extreme heat. These temperature shifts can also lead to changes in the distribution of animal species, with some relocating to higher elevations or latitudes in search of more suitable temperature conditions. This can potentially result in the emergence of new species in urban areas.”

Species in danger

Poona-skink

Conservation efforts for the Poona Skink (Eurylepis poonaensis), a common lizard in the Katraj Ghat area of Pune, are being complicated by a lack of awareness. This lizard, which is a member of the Skink family, can be identified by its long, snake-like body and its short front and hind legs, which are joined widely apart.

The Poona Skink likes to reside in areas with rocky outcrops and short grasses. Punekar continued, “The endemic reptile is threatened by habitat loss because it is limited to a specific geographic zone.” There is frequently a lot of quarrying activity in these areas.

 

 

 

 

Why Documentation

Wildlife documentation is important for several reasons, as it plays a crucial role in understanding and conserving Earth’s biodiversity. urban wildlife documentation is important for understanding, managing, and conserving wildlife in cities. It contributes to urban biodiversity, public education, scientific research, and informed decision-making, ultimately leading to better coexistence betwee urban communities and wildlife.

Urban wildlife documentation is important for several reasons, as it provides valuable insights and data that contribute to the well-being of both wildlife and urban communities.

Documenting urban wildlife species helps in monitoring their populations, distribution, and health. This information is crucial for the development of effective conservation and management strategies, especially for species that are threatened or endangered. Urban areas can support a surprising diversity of wildlife, and documenting these species helps in assessing urban biodiversity. It aids in understanding the richness and variety of life within cities and can highlight the importance of urban green spaces. Urban wildlife documentation raises public awareness about the presence of wildlife in urban environments. It can inspire an appreciation for the natural world and foster a sense of responsibility for coexisting with wildlife in cities. Engaging the public in urban wildlife documentation through citizen science programs can help collect a vast amount of valuable data, increasing the scope of research and monitoring efforts.

Urban wildlife

Get ready for an electrifying journey into the heart of urban wilderness! Our upcoming documentary is a one-of-a-kind exploration of the unique blend of nature and urban wildlife, promising an unforgettable experience that’s truly unparalleled.”

Urban wildlife documentation raises public awareness about the presence of wildlife in urban environments. It can inspire an appreciation for the natural world and foster a sense of responsibility for coexisting with wildlife in cities. Urban wildlife data contributes to scientific research in fields like urban