By Prakash Kumar Paudel (auth.), Pavel Kindlmann (eds.)
This publication provides a few effects on chosen taxa within the Himalayan zone (mainly Nepal), pinpoints the threats to their survival and indicates methods tips to steer clear of their extinction. such a lot chapters are according to graduate learn tasks – particularly long term box experiences. the information offered right here could be a strong resource of up to date info at the topic and may turn out to be a truly helpful reference in destiny experiences of Himalayan biodiversity. additionally they are inclined to pinpoint the prevailing gaps in our wisdom of this quarter. all of the chapters are in accordance with fresh tendencies of biodiversity and conservation imaginative and prescient, so the booklet could be a power substitute to the prevailing quite older books with superseded imaginative and prescient and data. Its major target, besides the fact that, is to disseminate the data approximately biodiversity conservation difficulties within the Himalayan quarter one of the humans within the constructed world.
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3 Wetland Conservation Wetlands are important biological resource (Gibbs 1995). Their value in terms of providing direct and indirect products/services and bequest values are now widely acknowledged (Brander et al. 2006). The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as habitats for waterfowl, commonly known as the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, brought the need for conserving wetlands to international attention. All the countries that are signatories of the convention are obliged to designate at least one wetland in their respective territories as a Ramsar Site.
Pure Betula utilis forest occurs in patches rather than as a continuous belt (TISC 2002). 2 Fauna This ecoregion harbors several species of large mammals of conservation importance, such as brown bear (Ursus arctos), Himalayan serow (Capricornis thar) and goral (Naemorhedus goral) (Gurung 2004, ICIMOD 2007). In addition, this ecoregion provides occasional habitats for musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster), blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) and Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus). There are many species of pheasants here.
K. Paudel et al. River gorges and valleys with a subtropical climate in the midhills is a common phenomenon in Nepal. Hence, extension of this ecoregion from Siwaliks into the midlands is a functional outcome of the river systems. This ecoregion is poorly represented in the protected area system. Conservation programs such as the Tarai Arc Landscape (TAL) include only some of the Churia ridges and their southern slopes (GON 2004). 1 Vegetation In this ecoregion we can ﬁnd subtropical deciduous hill forest, Terminalia forest, subtropical semi-evergreen hill forest, Schima-Castanopsis forest, Alnus woods and Dalbergia sissoo-Acacia catechu forest (Stainton 1972).