The information on status and distribution of small and rare animals are always necessary for designing, implementation and evaluation of conservation measures was the reason behind origin of this study on the Indian Giant Flying squirrel. Since available information is small and scattered, an attempt was made to collect information from the peoples who are directly or indirectly related with wildlife / forest services. To go ahead with our research on this species, we prepared a structured questionnaire and sent to the individuals through an online survey tool, to whom we know and further the same were also posted on social website for voluntary participation. We have set the time duration of the survey and at the end we received a total of 66 responses from a diverse group of individuals; most of them belong to Gujarat. Responses were analyzed to reach a conclusion that the flying squirrel population has declined from the past few decades.
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Published by: National Cave Research and Protection Organization, India
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