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Title      : MSc Tech 203 Biodiversity and Conservation
Subject      : Environmental Science and Technology
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
Chapters/Pages      : 16/217
Total Price      : Rs.      : 152
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Introduction to Biodiversity Total views (408)  
Biodiversity, Ecosystem, biogeographical realms, Phanerozoic eon, Cambrian period, Carboniforous period, Permian-Triassic extinction, Cretaceous-Paleocene extinction, Origin of species, Natural selection, Species diversity, Ecosystem diversity, Genetic diversity, Richness, Shannon index, Simpson index, Berger-Parker index
Pages: 15
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Evolution and Distribution of Biodiversity Total views (401)  
Protozoa, Archaea, Tetrapods, Ecosphere, Hyperbolic model, Holocoene extinction, Endemic species, Hotspots, Phylogeographic studies, Biogeographic realms, Commensals, Exotic species, Palaearctic, Ethiopian, Oriental, Australian, Nearctic and Neotropical. Edaphic factorsTherefore the biodiversity is the result of 3.5 billion years ofevolution. It is believed that the life on earth consisted of only ......
Pages: 23
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Loss of Biodiversity Total views (400)  
Loss of Biodiversity, Invasive species, Genetic pollution, Overexploitation, Climate change, Human population explosion, Consequence of loss of Biodiversity, Depletion of biodiversity
Pages: 11
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Conservation of Biodiversity Total views (410)  
Life includes both plants and animals. Biodiversity also includes both plants and animals and the variat ion is found in different geographic areas . You have a lrea dy studied the importance of biodi versity. If the biodi versity on th is planet is lost it has far reaehing consequenc es. The biodiversity or iginates because ofevolution of speeies. The biodiversity that exists today is the produe ......
Pages: 13
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Introduction to Wildlife Biology Total views (418)  
Wildlife means all living things that are found outside direct human control. It includes plants, animals and microbes that are not cultivated or reared by man. Some people use the term wildlife only to large organisms that are living in the forests. In fact wildlife includes all organisms right from bacteria, many microscopic organisms like protozoa, fungi, worms, insects, frogs, birds, mammals, ......
Pages: 11
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Benefits of Wildlife Total views (417)  
Wildlife is important in the life of humans in many ways. They feature in the activities of 91 percent of the population of a country. They play a vital role in the ecological and biological processes that are essential to life itself. Wildlife is important in the discovery or development of most pharmaceutical products and they play an impressive part in the country's economy.
Pages: 11
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Causes of Wildlife Depletion Total views (412)  
There is a statement 'Extinction is a biological reality'. This statement is made because any species which has originated on earth and evolved has not survived beyond a few million years. Any species which has originated on this earth has been able to survive only for a known period of time and then has become extinct. That means extinction is a natural phenomenon which has happened in the past ......
Pages: 11
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Forest Fire Total views (413)  
A forest fire also called wildfire is any uncontrolled fire in combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside or a wildlife habitat. Depending on the vegetation being burnt, the words like brush fire, bushfire, desert fire, grass fire, hill fire grass fire, peat fire, vegetation fire, veld fire, crown fire etc are used for forest fire. A wildfire differs from other fires by its extensive s ......
Pages: 14
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Endangered Plants of India Total views (431)  
India is one among the few countries on Earth that are blessed with natural resources. This is true with plant resources also. There are number of useful plants in our country. We have varieties of plants belonging to all taxonomic groups. We have herbs, medicinal plants, spices, fiber, timber and many other useful plants. Many plants herald the heritage of our country. People in our ancient civil ......
Pages: 13
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Endangered Animals of India Total views (431)  
Nature is bountiful with its own flora and fauna. The fauna includes all categories of animals, microbes to mega mammals, herbivores and carnivores. Nature also has its own way of maintaining the ecological balance. But, man's greedy advancements in making progress have left a deep impact on other creatures. In an effort to create the situations according to his wishes, man has gone beyond his li ......
Pages: 13
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Conservation Strategies Total views (431)  
The survey of the species of wildlife and the number o f endangered species shows how alarming the situation is. Unless proper protection is provided there is the danger of extinction of many species as that of cheetah. Therefore conservation of wildlife is one of the most important challenges of the present day. This challenge could be easily addressed through enactment of appropriate laws. Many ......
Pages: 13
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Wildlife Conservation projects in India Total views (431)  
There are two main methods of conservation of wildlife. They can be protected in places wherever they live, i.e. in their natural habitats. This method is called in situ conservation. The second method is' to·take"them out of their habitat, creating special environments for their survival or protecting the wildlife through special artificial methods. This type of conservation is called ex situ co ......
Pages: 15
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In Situ Conservation Total views (432)  
In-situ conservation could be defined as 'on-site conservation of the species or the conservation of genetic resources in natural populations of plant or animal species. It is the process of protecting an endangered plant or animal species in its natural habitat. It is carried out by protecting the habitat, defending the species fi:om human or other unnatural disturbances or predators. One major b ......
Pages: 16
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Ex-Situ Conservation Total views (432)  
Ex-situ conservation literally means off-site conservation. It is the process of protecting an endangered species of plant or animal outside its natural habitat. It involved the removal of a small part of the population from the threatened habitat and placing it in a new location which is secure and comfortable to the species. The new location may be a wild area or within the care of humans. If e ......
Pages: 13
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Modern Methods of Ex situ Conservation Total views (433)  
Most of the biological activity takes place at a temperature range of 10 to 35 degree Celsius. Increase in temperature beyond 35 degree enhances the physiological activities and further increase results in the degradation and denaturation of many enzymes hence the biological activities come to a standstill and the organism would even die of heat shock. If the temperature decreases, the metabolic ......
Pages: 13
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Forest Tribes and their Rehabilitation Total views (434)  
People living in the forests leading uncivilized life are called tribals. In India and many other undeveloped countries, there are hundreds of such tribes and ethnic groups still living in the forests. Tribals are heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups often claimed as aboriginal population of India. The terms like Adivasis, Janajati etc are used to such groups. There are also terms like a ......
Pages: 12
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