Wildlife | VOL. 12, ISSUE 72, May-June 2012 |

Fresh Water Turtles of the River Ganga

The Ganga and its tributaries drain about one square million kilometres of fertile basin in India that supports one of the world’s highest human population densities of 550 persons per square kilometre. In fact as documented in the study by A Mishra, 2010, titled Assessment of water quality using principal component analysis: A case study of the river Ganga, published in the Journal of Water Chemistry and Technology, almost half of our population lives on one-third of the landscape within...

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