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Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2018)

Consequences of pollution in wildlife: A review

Preeti, Jagish Kour Reen, Manjula Thakur, Madhu Suman and Rohit Kumar
In human dominated landscape, effects of human activites and disturbance exceed those of wild animal habitat and natural predators. Human disturbance and pollution caused by various sources can influence wildlife behaviour, which have negative impact on wildlife populations and lead to the decline of many species, both directly and indirectly. Mechanism which can explain coexistence of both human and wildlife together is the degree to which a species tolerates human disturbance and pollution. With advancement in technology day by day, humans are causing changes in the environment that hurt both animals and plant species. Humans take up more space on earth for their homes and cities compromising the space for habitat of wild animals. So, animals and plants have gone through a hard time for their survival on earth. It is estimated that over two thirds of the animal and plant species that once lived with harmony in nature are now extinct and some more are on the verge of extinction.
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How to cite this article:
Preeti, Jagish Kour Reen, Manjula Thakur, Madhu Suman and Rohit Kumar. Consequences of pollution in wildlife: A review. 2018; 7(4): 94-102.
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