A study on animal-vehicle collision in Bhavnagar city and nearby area, Gujarat, India
Devendra Solanki, Imtiyaz Beleem, Jignesh Kanejiya and Bharatsinh Gohil
Present work was carried out to study the animal-vehicle collisions on the roads of Bhavnagar city and adjoining areas. During 2014-15, 35 animal species have reported dead due to vehicle collisions, among them two amphibians, 12 reptiles, 9 birds and 12 mammals. Collision victim animals like Striped Hyena and Red send Boa are categorized under Near Threatened and Indian soft shell turtle under vulnerable category by IUCN. Highest, 104 collision reported during the month of August’ 2015 and lowest during May, February month of ’15 and November’ 14.