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Wetland: Management, Policy and Law

 
P.C. Sinha (Author) R. Mohanty (Author)
Synopsis This is probably first book of its kind on wetlands of India, its management options, policy initiatives and legal formulations. It covers the areas of environmental geography and natural resource management in context of wetlands of all kinds. The book starts with introduction to the subject area, followed by the narration of its significance in context of present global environmental and ecosystem management. Wetlands in India are given full attention and are described briefly. Wetland management practices and options for the future are covered in the subsequent chapter. Wetland policy and law in the Indian context is discussed in detail so is the international environmental law with relation to wetlands, i.e. Ramsar. Ramsar sites also dealt in detail. Future prospects of wetlands in India has been presented as the concluding chapter. The book is also supported with select bibliography and an extended appendix, covering final act of Ramsar and its adoption amendments till date, legal provisions available in India, and a list of recommendations in the Indian context.
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About the author

P.C. Sinha

Dr. Prabhas Chandra Sinha obtained M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He also successfully participated in the international diploma programme on the "Conflict Resolution" at Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden and worked as the Research Fellow on environment and policy issues at EPAI, East-West Center, Hawaii (USA) leading to his post-doctoral degree. He was senior Research Fellow at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Wetland: Management, Policy and Law
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173915083
length x+436p., Figures; Tables; 23cm.