Ecology | VOL. 9, ISSUE 55, July-August 2009 |

Convention on Biological Diversity

Biodiversity overview Inventories of faunal diversity in India are being progressively updated and analysed with several new discoveries. So far, nearly 91,212 of faunal species, 7.43 per cent of the world’s faunal species, have been recorded in the country. India has 413 globally threatened faunal species, which is approximately 4.9 per cent of the world’s total number of threatened faunal species. It is also the third largest producer of fish in the world. A database on 2,182 fishes found in...

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