Biodiversity is a wonderful gift of nature
Biodiversity is a wonderful gift of nature and adds color to life on earth .So we should be very sensitive towards this issue and make necessary laws and educate the people to protect them
it can be left to their choice
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OUR WILD LIFE RESOURCES
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WILD LIFE NEWS UPDATES
ECO EDUCATION AND ZOO CLASS ROOMS MAY HELP & PROTECT
In an article published in the Hindu dated October 26,2006 two white tigers were kept in Arignar Anna Zoological Park,Vandaloor.The Zoo authorities show concern over the use of plastic bags which has caused animals to die. The zoo authority has banned it. They need the help of government and they want eco-education and awareness of conservation to be created and zoo classrooms to be opened for the teachers and students.
TIGERS REDISCOVERED IN RAIN FOREST
On Sept 11 2007 Tigers rediscovered in a tropical forest in western India, almost three decades after it was thought that poaching had wiped them out there, experts said. The big cats were sighted over an 800 sq. km mountainous forest range in Maharashtra, bringing rare good news in a country that is rapidly losing its wildlife to poaching and habitat destruction. According to the official of The Wild Life Institute of India “There was good forest cover, an ideal habitat and an ideal prey base but the tigers were not sighted in the Sayaydri range since the late1970’s” (hindu)
VEDANTHANGAL BIRD SANCTUARY
The bird sanctuary at Vedanthangal near Chennai is home for Migratory birds such as Grey Pelicans,white Ibis,open –bill storks,and dartersand the local migrants such as Cormorantsand egretsalso have come to the sanctuary . About 3000 birds have colonized at present. Painted storks can be found here. Karikili, a smaller sanctuary located about 10 kms from vedan also attracts migratory birds every year.. Ducks: Besides Grey Pelicans and White Ibis, a few species of Ducks also arrive here every year.
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BIODIVERSITY-A WONDERFUL RESOURCE
WHAT IS BIODIVERSITY?
Bio diversity on earth is one of the wonderful resources of our planet earth. Earth summit 1992 in Japan promoted the policy for protection of biological diversity as an important problem. What is biodiversity? Let’s find out! Bio diversity is referred to as the diverse forms of life which exist on earth and is very important for the survival of all living things on earth The flora and fauna ,which constitute the living world are our great natural resources. Life on earth can continue only if all the living beings maintain the delicate balance provided on earth by nature.
1.A survey conducted in east Nashik region during the last two decades
It listed out 64 plant species as rare, vulnerable and even endangered. They gave the following reasons for this decrease in their population. -destruction of natural habitats. -illegal acquisition of forest land. -deforestation -urbanization and so on.
2.At Rajgir hills of Bihar:
Many medicinal plants were destroyed and the forest has been reduced to a scrub-jungle. Floristic diversity also is in threat.
3.Efforts of tribals of Panna district
30 species of valuable plant species conserved by the tribals of Panna district are at risk due to the following reasons: -destruction of habitat -biotic interference and -indiscriminate exploitation of natural plants,
4. At Ernakulam district of Kerala
Ernakulam district of Kerala which is referred to as mangrove island is threatened due to population pressure and most of the mangroves are under threat in this place.
It is a very important aspect on which our government and the forest departments are concentrating on. Biodiversity is the most wonderful gift of mother nature and all steps must be taken to conserve this.
Biosphere Reserves are areas of terrestrial and
coastal ecosystems which are internationally recognized. These reserves are rich in biological and cultural
diversity and encompass unique features of exceptionally
pristine nature. The goal is to facilitate conservation of
representative landscapes and their immense biological
diversity and cultural heritage, foster economic and human
development which is culturally and ecologically
sustainable and to provide support for research, monitoring,
education and information exchange.
Thirteen Biosphere Reserves set up in thecountry so far not only aim to protect representativeecosystem, but also serve as laboratories for evolvingalternative models of development.
LIST OF BIOSPHERE RESERVES IN INDIA
This file gives a comprehensive list of biosphere reserves in India .
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