Ecology | Magazine Articles | VOL. 11, ISSUE 69, November-December 2011 |

Biodiversity in India

The term ‘biodiversity’ is of recent origin; it was not until early 1990s that it appeared several times in varied reputed journals world over. Despite its increasing use in the present context, the term has remained remarkably vague and variously defined. Simply put, biodiversity can be defined as the variety of life on Earth at all levels: from genes to species to ecosystems - but more commonly biodiversity is referred to as the study of species. According to the Global...

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