An eye on the forests

Nagendra, Harini (2011) An eye on the forests. Deccan Herald.

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Abstract

Forests cover a third of the world’s land area, harbour two-thirds of the earth’s biodiversity, and contain a major fraction of the world’s carbon, apart from providing major services such as the regulation of climate, soil and water cycles. In India, they hold a place of importance in terms of their social, cultural, and sacred values. Most forest areas in India are neither remote or pristine — over 70 per cent of our population lives in rural areas, many of these adjacent to forests. The pressure on our natural ecosystems is tremendous, while the need for maintaining forests for our future survivability is no less critical. How do we balance these dual pressures?

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd.
Uncontrolled Keywords: India, Forests, Biodiversity, Ecosystem, South Asia, Community forest, Bhutan etc.
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > N Media Clippings
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Media Clippings
Depositing User: Ms Kalpana S
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 07:57
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 07:57
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/536

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