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India: Wild & Wonderful

C.P. Oberai (Author) Bishen Singh (Author) Mahendra Pal Singh (Author)
Synopsis The book, "India-Wild and Wonderful" is a lucid account of wilderness areas and their unique biodiversity occurring in various states of India. The book comprehensively captures the conservation scenario of some of the most diverse and unique ecosystems of India, at the same time it also provides insight into some recent technological developments in the forestry sector, which have made significant impact on plantation forestry and sustainable use of forest resources and products. The theme of conservation of natural resources has been presented through smooth, reader-friendly stories/travelogues. The book has 4 chapters. Chapter I deals with ‘Wild Wonders’, describing some unique wildlife species. ‘In-situ’ conservation of forest and wildlife in various sanctuaries/national parks has been dealt in Chapter II. Chapter III deals with ‘Ex-situ’ conservation of wild animals in zoological parks of India is very helpful in nature education. The Chapter IV ‘People’s Forests’ through some recent success stories, highlights important initiatives in participatory management of forest resources, new strides in afforestation and growing importance of nature tourism. This book should help in furthering the interest of naturalists, researchers, tourists, students of natural history, industrialists and planners and spread the message of nature conservation.
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About the author

C.P. Oberai

Shri C.P. Oberai, a member of Indian Forest Service, has observed forest and nature from close quarters for over three decades. Richness and bio-diversity of forests have greatly impressed Sh. Oberai. During his two stints in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, he has been able to travel a lot, and was thus able to observe various moods of nature. He has flair in presenting floral, faunal, eco-tourism, ethnic aspects in smooth, teacher-friendly fashion. Starting the articles as story, the travelogues gradually unfold the scientific data and message for nature conservation. He has produced several popular articles on biowealth of Mizoram apart from capturing rare bio-assets of several states of India. Most of these papers have been published in leading Journals and Magazines. Sh. Oberai has served in Himachal Pradesh, Goa-Daman and Diu, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Mizoram Forest Departments. As Head of Indian Forest Services, he is posted as Inspector General of Forests and Special Secretary to the Govt. of India. A widely travelled Forester, he has represented India in several Regional and International forest consultations and interactions.

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Bibliographic information

Title India: Wild & Wonderful
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121102421
length 337p.