Shirsuphal Village

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 Location Ecosystem Type   Conservation Type   Area(hectare) Legal status 
 Baramati, Pune, Maharashtra Grassland Ecosystem Conservation Not Available Not Available

Case Study (2009)

Background

Ravangaon and Shirsuphal villages are located in the Daund and Baramati talukas respectively of Pune district of Maharashtra. Located in the semi-arid parts of the Deccan plateau with grassland vegetation type, the villages have protected the rhesus macaque for the last 400 years. Although protection is only extended to the macaques, a number of other mammal species are found in the area, such as the chinkara, the blackbuck and the Indian wolf. The villages are located in close proximity to the Rehekuri sanctuary. The total population of the villages is about 15000 and that of the livestock in the villages about 20000. The major source of income is agriculture, with crops like sugarcane, onion and wheat grown on a large scale.

Hammant Bidwe
Ph: 02117 – 37193
Praphul Bidwe
Ph: 02117 – 37186
Sopan Gadhave
Ratikant Dahale
At Post Ravangaon
Taluka Daund
Maharashtra

This case study was part of the Directory on Community Conserved Areas (2009), published by Kalpavriksh. The directory can be downloaded here.

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