By Biba Jasmine Kaur
The author works with Delhi Pollution Control Committee. Department of Environment, Govt. of Delhi. email@example.com
Protected areas provide the most effective management strategy to conserve biodiversity and in the changing climatic scenario will become a necessary tool to reduce the vulnerability of human societies.
Protected areas are one of the most effective tools available for conserving biodiversity. As defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 1994, a protected area is an ‘area of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other effective means'. Today, protected habitats often contain the only remaining populations of a particular type and species. For the Assam's roofed turtle...