ISBN 9788121211628,Man In Biosphere A Case Study Of Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve

Man In Biosphere A Case Study Of Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve



Gyan Publishing House

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788121211628

ISBN-10 812121162X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 466 Pages
Language (English)

Autobiography: science, technology & medicine

a case study of Khangchendzonga biosphere reserve of Sikkim Himalayas/Amitava Dinda. 7. Growth of urbanisation in Yuksam: A study in Khangchendzonga biosphere reserve of Sikkim Himalayas/Gautam Kumar Bera. . The experiences of the past few decades have shown that industrialisation and economic development have impacted, strained and in many cases altered ecosystems. An assessment of biological diversity at the global level reveals that increasing human interventions in the ecosystems have accelerated the process of biodiversity loss and Asia is the most threatened continent. Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, hence, are fundamental to sustainable development. These considerations led to the origin of the concept of Biosphere Reserve which is designated to deal with important questions of reconciling the conservation of biodiversity quest for economic and social development and maintenance of associated cultural values. In India the efforts for management of biosphere reserves have largely been centered around protection of natural resources within biosphere reserves from the outside impacts. The concept of sustainable use of resources yet has not been taken up due to lack of location specific understanding of the process of resource management which, in turn is linked with the traditional value system of local communities. The present treatise on Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve aims at understanding elucidating and analysing the cultural diversity existing in the biosphere reserve in terms of societal perception of resources, livelihood pattern of people, and man, nature and spirit relationship against the backdrop of development and conservation.