Around 3,000 Blackbucks are recorded to be present in the area around Puroni Village and the role of the community is very prominent in terms of protecting the species from hunters. Due to mythological beliefs related to the species, the community protects this species. The elders of the Village also care for and arrange drinking water for Blackbucks in the summer season. If the animals are injured by road accidents the community informs the forest department and they even try to cure the injury by their traditional healing practices using local medicinal plants. The community is well acquainted with the provisions of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, because of frequent interaction with the Forest Department representatives who also help them in protecting the Blackbucks. The Puroni Forest Protection Committee was formed in 1990. However, the community feels that a separate institution should be formed for protection of this species.