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Volume 12 | Number 2 | November 2023 v12i2.313 volume 12 number 2low


Volume 12 | Number 2 | November 2023
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eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 9 January 2023
Accepted date: 7 November 2023
Published date: 18 November 2023
Pp. 101–103.

Are Indian foxes vulnerable in degraded habitat in North Gujarat?

P. Desai, V. Rabari* & N. Dharaiya
*Corresponding author. E-mail: rabarivasant016@gmail.com

The Indian fox, Vulpes bengalensis (Shaw, 1800), one of the smallest canids, is restricted to the Indian subcontinent except the Western Ghats. They prefer dry vegetation cover including scrub, grassland and agricultural habitat where they can easily feed on rodents, crabs and insects. The Indian fox is listed in Schedule I under the Wildlife Amendment Act 2022 and classified as a Least Concern (LC) species by IUCN, which affords it less attention and a lower degree of protection compared to threatened species.

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