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Handbook on Indian Wetland Birds and Their Conservation

Arun Kumar (Author) J R B Alfred (Author) P.C. Tak (Author) J.P. Sati (Author)
Synopsis First comprehensive handbook on Indian Wetland birds, which provides information on 310 wetland bird species from India. Each species description comprises brief diagnostics, at least a photograph, a painting and its geographical distribution depicted in a colour map. The population, residential and conservation status of Indian wetland birds has been analysed. Globally threatened species from India have been listed along with descriptions of their critical habitats. Socio-economic of wetlands have been discussed along with their direct and indirect values. A chapter has been devoted to wetland Sanctuaries, National Parks, Ramsar and Montreux Sites, and Sacred Wetlands in India. National policies, legislation, and international conventions/agreements, including Indo-Russian bilateral agreement on conservation of wetlands and wetland birds have been discussed under a chapter on frame work for conservation. Strategies for conservation of threatened Indian wetland birds and their critical habitats have been discussed. List and mandate of various GO's and NGO's involved in wetland bird conservation have been provided.
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About the author

Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar has been watching the Indian poll scene for thirty years as a professional journalist. Since 1989, he has organized the election coverage of the Press Trust of India, the country's premier news agency – on five occasions for the Lok Sabha, besides numerous polls to the state assemblies. This is the fifth in the series of election books by the author. His works include, The Tenth Round: The story off the 1991 elections, The Battle for the Heartland, on the 1993 assembly elections, The Turning Point telling the 1996 poll story and On Coalition Course after the 1998 voting exercise. A Master in Political Science, with international relations, in 1980 he became the first Indian correspondent to serve in Pakistan after the 1965 Indo-Pak war. From one closed society, he went to another – China before returning back to India in 1988. Born in Delhi in 1946, Arun Kumar worked for a Delhi magazine and a newspaper in Ahmedabad before joining PTI in s1969. He now works as a Public Affairs Adviser.

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Bibliographic information

Title Handbook on Indian Wetland Birds and Their Conservation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8181710584
length xxvi+472p., Plates.