The Mammals of North East India is a major definitive work, the first such documentation on this global biodiversity hotspot. This small region of India, about the size of UK has mammal diversity equivalent to the entire European continent. NE India has the highest mammalian diversity in India. Covering only 8% of geographical area of India, the region has around 65% of country's the country's mammalian species diversity. The text is supported by many photographs, maps and Illustrations, followed by exhaustive list of references.
About the Author: Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhury (44), had published more than 350 articles & scientific papers, and nine books and monographs on wildlife issues, especially pertaining to north-east India. Some notable books are The Birds of Assam, The Checklist of the Mammals of Assam and Naturalist in Karbi Anglong. He has traveled widely across the north-east surveying wildlife. M.A. in Geography and Ph.D. on Primatology, Dr. Choudhury is Member of Assam Civil Service and currently Joint Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Environment & Forest Department. His other interests are photography, drawing (exhibited in the State Art Gallery, published widely, cartography, exploration etc. He is Member of Several IUCN/SSC Specialist Groups including Asian Elephant, Asian Rhino, Cat, Small Carnivores [Mustelid, Viverrid & Orocyonid] and IUCN/SSC/BLI Pheasant and Threatened Waterfowl Specialist Groups. Also the founder Chief Executive of The Rhino Foundation for nature in NE India, a leading NGO of the country (member of the Indian Wildlife Board).