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The Himalaya: Biodiversity Threats

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...

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