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Mountain Mammals of the World

Mountain Mammals of the World

M.K. Ranjitsinh
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There are several books available on the wildlife of different countries and continents, of animal and bird species, even of habitats and ecotypes like the rain forests, the wetlands and the deserts. However, one does not find a comprehensive work on the larger mammals of the mountains of the world. In this book, the author, who has been one of the foremost conservationists and has spearheaded several programmes for the protection of wildlife with his insightful writing, brings alive the world of these mammals.

With spectacular photographs and maps to show the distribution of each species, their status, behaviour, ecology and other aspects, it is a mammoth collection of about sixty-two species and seventy-eight subspecies that inhabit this world.

Mountain Mammals of the World is a definitive guide to the understanding of the most spectacular animals on earth, against the backdrop of some of the world’s most splendid scenery.

Imprint: Ebury Press

Published: Jul/2024

ISBN: 9780143465676

Length : 400 Pages

MRP : ₹999.00

Mountain Mammals of the World

M.K. Ranjitsinh

There are several books available on the wildlife of different countries and continents, of animal and bird species, even of habitats and ecotypes like the rain forests, the wetlands and the deserts. However, one does not find a comprehensive work on the larger mammals of the mountains of the world. In this book, the author, who has been one of the foremost conservationists and has spearheaded several programmes for the protection of wildlife with his insightful writing, brings alive the world of these mammals.

With spectacular photographs and maps to show the distribution of each species, their status, behaviour, ecology and other aspects, it is a mammoth collection of about sixty-two species and seventy-eight subspecies that inhabit this world.

Mountain Mammals of the World is a definitive guide to the understanding of the most spectacular animals on earth, against the backdrop of some of the world’s most splendid scenery.

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Paperback / Hardback

M.K. Ranjitsinh

M.K. Ranjitsinh belongs to the royal family of Wankaner. He joined the IAS in 1961. As collector of Mandla, MP, he helped save the central Indian barasingha from extinction. As secretary, forests and tourism, in MP, he established fourteen new sanctuaries, eight new national parks and more than doubled the area of three existing national parks, a total addition of over 9000 sq. km. to the protected areas of the nation. He was the prime architect of the Wildlife (Protection) Act; was director of wildlife preservation twice and additional secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forests. He was member secretary of the task force which initiated Project Tiger and he also initiated Project Snow Leopard; he helped save the Manipur sangai and other endangered species. The eastern subspecies of the barasingha is named after him. He worked with UNEP as senior regional advisor in Nature Conservation for the Asia-Pacific region. He has published numerous articles and two books, Beyond the Tiger and The Indian Blackbuck.


He has been awarded the Order of the Golden Ark by the Netherlands for ‘outstanding work on behalf of international conservation both in India and in South East Asia’; the Global 500 Roll of Honour of UNEP ‘in recognition of outstanding practical achievements in the protection and improvement of the environment’, and a number of other awards.

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