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Himalayan Biodiversity: Conservation Strategies

U. Dhar (Editor)
Synopsis Global biodiversity was one of the key issues of debate at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, which led to the formation of two distinct blocks of "biological powers"--the north nations rich in "biotechnology", and the south nations rich in "biodiversity". The book covers a wide range of issues on biodiversity--the strategies of conservation; the causes and consequences of erosion; the global biodiversity convention and the question of rights and access to the genetic resources; the role of indigenous communities of world in biodiversity conservation and prospecting and revelation of their usefulness to modern human society. Special feature of the book include the state of the crop genetic diversity and the wildlife diversity in the Indian sub-continent and their ecological status; the conservation of biodiversity through "faith and tradition" in India, and the unique biodiversity of the Thar desert ecosystem in India.
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Title Himalayan Biodiversity: Conservation Strategies
Author U. Dhar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1993
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Gyan Books
Language: English
length xii+553p., Tables; Figs.