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Environmental Education by Suresh Pachauri

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Biodiversity and Its Conservation

After reading this chapter, you will be conversant with:

  • Introduction, definition: Genetic, species and eco-system diversity
  • Biogeographical classification of India value of biodiversity: Consumptive use, productive use, social, ethical, aesthetic and option values
  • Biodiversity at national level: India as a mega-diversity nation
  • Hotspots of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity: Habitat loss, poaching of wildlife, human-wildlife conflicts
  • Indian endangered fauna
GENETIC, SPECIES AND ECO-SYSTEM DIVERSITY

Biodiversity

We may define biological diversity as the property, groups or classes of living entities to be varied. Thus, each class of entity—gene, cell individual, species, community or eco-system— has more ...

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