DISTRIBUTION AND CONSERVATION STATUS OF FISHES REPORTED FROM MUNTJIBPUR POND OF ALLAHABAD
The natural resources are badly exploited by humans due to scientific and technological development. So there arises the need of the conservation of the natural resources. The conservation of environmental resources refers to management of human use of biosphere so that it yields maximum sustainable benefit to the present generation while maintaining its potential to meet the requirements of the future generations.To find out the conservation status of the fishes that naturally exist in it, Muntjibpur pond was studied. From July 2014 to June 2015, the survey was performed. A total of 13 fish species belonging to 12 genera, eight families and five orders were described during the exploration. According to the latest edition of the IUCN Red List, out of 13 fish species listed, 1 species is currently under UV (vulnerable), 1 species is under NT (nearly threatened), 8 species are under LC (least concern) and 3 species are NE (not assessed). No fish species listed here fall under the category of EN (en-dangered).