A regional approach for the conservation of the biological diversity of the Western Ghats

Ganeshaiah, KN and Uma Shaanker, R and Barve, Narayani and Kiran, MC and Kamaljit Bawa, S (2001) A regional approach for the conservation of the biological diversity of the Western Ghats. In: Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversffy and Human Welfare. Proceedings of the intemationai Conference on Tropical Ecosystems. Oxford & IBH, New Delhi, pp. 552-556. ISBN 812041496965

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Biological resources of a region constitute a range of layers such as intraspecific genetic diversity, diversity of species, their assemblages and interactions and, the diversity of ecosystems of the region (Figure 1). A systematic regional level conservation plan ought to incorporate steps to conserve all these components; but most of the present day conservation efforts are usually focused on specific layers rather than taking a comprehensive approach. Consequently, most of these programs are often overlapping, redundant and are cost ineffective in conserving the biological diversity of a region. Systematic conservation plans that aim at an effective conservation of as many components as possible with least overlap and minimal resources are being rigorously sought for (Ganeshaiah et aI., 1999, 2001; Margulis and Pressey, 2001). In this paper we propose a program aimed

Item Type: Book Section
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Biological diversity, Western Ghats, regional approach, ecosystem approach, species-based approach, management plan.
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > H Book Chapters
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Book Chapters
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Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 09:22
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2019 09:31
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/429

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