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Bioresources of Uttarkhand: Their Conservation and Management

Price : $199.00
ISBN # : 9788121108072
Author : A. Kumar
pages: 791
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Published : 2011

India, with only 2.4% of the world's area, is home to over 8% of its biological diversity. This makes it one of the world's mega diverse countries with rich biological diversity heritage. Uttarakhand State which was created just about a decade ago encompasses a geographical area which is just 1.63 per cent of the country's area. However, the state contains 4.53 per cent of India's forest area and about 3,1 per cent of country's agricultural area. Studies have indicated that Uttarakhand is well endowed with biological resources. The book lists almost 8-10% of the countries biodiversity from the State. Uttarakhand also has a network of National Parks and Sanctuaries covering approximately 18.7% of the total area under the Forest Department clearly earmarked for Biodiversity conservation.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 27 February, 2012.
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