Biodiversity of Assam: Status Strategy and Action Plan for Conservation
Bhagabati, A.K.; Kalita, M.C. & Baruah, S. (Eds.)
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Book ID : 1283
ISBN-10 : 81-903834-2-6 / 8190383426
ISBN-13 : 978-81-903834-2-4 / 9788190383424
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
xxviii, 305p., Tables, Plts., App., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Introducing the State of Assam. 3. Status of Biodiversity. 4. Causes of Biodiversity Loss. 5. Major Actors, their Roles and Initiatives. 6. Gaps in Understanding, Sustainable use and Conservation of Biodiversity. 7. Strategy and Action Plan. 8. Constitutional and Statutory protection.
Assam, a constituent of one of the two biodiversity hotpots of India, holds Immense promise for conservation and sustainable use of its rich biological resources. Owing to alarming population growth and ramification of human aspirations and activities the area has been loosing fast its biodiversity base causing thereby irreparable harm to the state's genetic legacy and potentiality for progress. Because of man's ever growing greed, many valuable species of plants and animals have silently disappeared before they could be identified. It is in this backdrop, this book explores the extent of biodiversity generously gifted by nature to Assam, a land with unique natural make up and diverse cultural identities. It presents not only the status, but also the strategies for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of bio-resources, besides detailing the threats and pressures and the policies and programmes adopted in this regard.