Original Article
1. Phenotypic diversity in Hari garra, Garra rossica (Nikol’skii, 1900) populations (Cyprinidae) in Iranian river systems

Mazaher Zamani-Faradonbe; Yazdan Keivany; Salar Dorafshan

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, Pages 1-9


  Since identification of species and populations of fish are essential in biodiversity, conservation and research on their biological characteristics, variation of body shape of different populations of Garra rossica from the southern and eastern Iran was investigated by traditional (meristic and morphometric ...  Read More

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2. Rohingya refugee crisis and human vs. elephant (Elephas maximus) conflicts in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh

Md. Habibur Rahman

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, Pages 10-21


  About 930,000 Rohingya people were migrated in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh following the ethnic cleansing violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. They built their camps by clearing the natural forests and social forestry plantations which was one of the important natural habitat and ...  Read More

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3. An allometry study of Caspian pond turtle (Mauremys caspica) in Golestan province, Iran

Mahsa Yazarloo; Haji Gholi Kami; Aliakbar BagherianYazdi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, Pages 22-28


  Caspian pond turtle, Mauremys caspica shows allometric growth and sexual dimorphism in the shell. Differences in allometric growth produce sexually dimorphic adults. Our results revealed that females are smaller than males that may be related to the risk of the predation, desiccation, and thermal stress. ...  Read More

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4. Mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene sequence analysis, a tool for species identification

Varuna P Panicker; Pranamya C. Haridas; Athira Narayanan; Shynu Mohammed; Binoy C. Babu

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, Pages 29-35


  Biodiversity is under threat worldwide. Many species of animals, birds and reptiles have experienced considerable decline in their populations within the past two centuries due to illegal trade, poaching and habitat destruction. The biodiversity in India is under threat due to growing wildlife crime. ...  Read More

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5. Gastropods Diversity in Mangrove Forests of Govater Gulf in Sistan & Baluchestan

Saideh Moradi; Afshin Danehkar; Malihe Erfani; Tahereh Ardakani

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, Pages 36-43


  The present study was performed to investigate Gastropods diversity in mangrove forests located at Chabahar Township, Sistan & Baluchestan, Iran. For this purpose some homogenous forest masses were isolated and field visits were done. In each mass, three vertical transects were selected at the site ...  Read More

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6. Assessment and planning protective hotspots and wildlife habitats corridors in the provinces of ‎Hamedan, Markazi, and Qom, Iran

Elahe Khangholi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, Pages 44-49


  Today, the biggest threat to biodiversity in the world is the destructions of habitats subsequently occur after changing habitats and fragmentation of large habitats. These days the destructions of habitats are the biggest threat to biodiversity in the world which is occurred subsequently after changing ...  Read More