By R K Maikhuri, L S Rawat, Ajay Maletha, N K Jha, P C Phondani, A K Jugran and Y M Bahuguna.
Author are Scientist-F & SIC, Technical Group VI (I) and Research Scholars, G B Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Srinagar, Garhwal, respectively.
It is easy to arrest a decline in Himalayan biodiversity, provided local communities are involved in the process. Efforts in the Himalayan region prove this beyond firstname.lastname@example.org
The Himalayan region, constituting just 16 per cent of India’s geographical area, is home to 241 out of 372 mammalian species recorded in the country so far.
The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) covers an area of over 530,000 sq km—about 16 per cent of the total geographical area of the country. It has a total population of over 40 million and stretches over 2,500 km from Jammu & Kashmir in the west to Arunachal Pradesh in the east (ENVIS, 2016). Biodiversity is a comprehensive term for the extent of nature’s variety or variation within the natural system; both in number and frequency. Biodiversity encompasses a variety of...