Category Archives: BIODIVERSITY

Wildlife Conservation Projects and India’s Forest Policy

India is one of the few countries which has a forest policy since 1894. The policy was revised in 1952 and again in 1988. The main plank of the revised forest policy of 1988 is protection, conservation and development of … Continue reading

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Bugyals: Enchanting Indian Meadows

Bugyals are alpine pasture lands, or meadows, in higher elevation range between 3,300 metres and 4,000 metres  of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India where they are called “nature’s own gardens”. Here the topography  is either flat or sloped. The surface of these bugyals … Continue reading

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Biosphere Reserves of India

The Indian government has established 18 biosphere reserves in India,(categories roughly corresponding to IUCNCategory V Protected areas), which protect larger areas of natural habitat (than a National Park or Animal Sanctuary), and often include one or more National Parks or preserves, along with buffer zones that … Continue reading

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Jungle in Heart of the City:Aligarh, India

  Forest are a luxury in the cities.They act as green belts in the industrious and often polluted crowded atmosphere  of the city.These  are preservers of urban biodiversity which is important for  a modern resilient city.Urban green belts are considered … Continue reading

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