ENVIRONMENTAL WELLNESS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HAEMATOZOAN INFECTION IN REPTILIAN HOSTSAbstract
Environment provides a solid platform for good health. An unhealthy environment makes place unsafe for wild animals. One of the effects is a parasitic load on these animals, as a high degree of parasitization may cause harm to the health of these animals. In the present research work, blood parasitic infestation in two species of lizards, Hemidactylus flaviviridis and Calotes versicolor were investigated and it was observed that lizards from the highly polluted area were infested with high parasite load that ultimately caused harm to these animals which biologically constitute an important part of the food chain. The intensity of blood parasites (Hepatozoan and Plasmodium) in lizards from different habitats was studied and it was observed that highly polluted areas (Mirzapur) had a high incidence of the parasites. It is known that Mirzapur is more polluted than Bareilly and Chandausi, the other sites selected for investigation. Parasites are regarded as indicators of pollution. To make the environment healthy and peaceful, positive energy and healthy habitats can contribute to a better environment.