ISBN 9788121212304,Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood in Kondhpunagar Village

Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood in Kondhpunagar Village



Gyan Publishing House

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788121212304

ISBN-10 8121212308


Number of Pages 376 Pages
Language (English)


It is well documented that during the last three decades in many villages across the country both domesticated and wild biodiversity has alarmingly depleted. The depletion has severely negatively impacted the villagers in particular the poor-tribal, dalit, other backwards communities etc. They face innumerable problems in accessing even the basic subsistence needs of fuel wood, fodder, small timber, food, medicine, etc. The materials contained in this book are the result of dedicated and sincere efforts of a number of men, women and youth from Kondhpungar and IRDWSI and several organisations. The book in seven chapters gives details of the objectives of the study, various concepts and methods used, introduction to the village Kondhpugar, biodiversity bearing areas in the village, the nature and extent of flora and fauna found in the village, their status, historical changes in biodiversity and its contribution to sustainable livelihoods and aspiration and future vision of the people of Kondhpungar. The book, it is hoped will encourage CB0s, NGOs and academics to initiate similar efforts in other parts of the country for the preparation of several more PBRs. It is hoped that this book will be of use to individuals and organisations working at micro level, particularly in the field of management of natural resources and sustainable livelihoods. About the Author:- K C Malhotra, an Anthropologist and human ecologist has taught in Pune University and Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata. He has carried out extensive research on anthropological and ecological dimensions among tribals, dalits, nomads of the country. He has authored over 20 books/monographs and has published over 350 research articles in Indian and foreign journals. He is the fellow of the Indian National Science Academy and Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangaluru. He was President of Indian Society of Human Genetics. He has served as a member or Chairman on vari