How degraded are Himalayan forests?

by R. Prabhakar

Publisher: Foundation for Ecological Security in Anand

Written in English
Published: Pages: 17 Downloads: 109
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StatementR. Prabhakar, E. Somanathan, Bhupendra Singh Mehta
SeriesWorking paper -- 17
ContributionsSomanathan, E., Mehta, Bhupendra Singh, Foundation for Ecological Security (Ānand, India)
The Physical Object
Pagination17, [1] p. :
Number of Pages17
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Open LibraryOL24919310M
LC Control Number2011323244

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An IRS-1D multispectral image is used to measure the extent to which central Himalayan forests are degraded. The study area covers most of the eastern half of Uttaranchal state in the Indian.

The ecology of the Himalayan region transforms as elevation increases. Tropical and subtropical broadleaf forests are found at the base of the mountains. Because of variation in topography, weather, soils, and rainfall, these forests range from dry tropical evergreen to northern wet tropical forests.

Despite the importance of Himalayan forests, they are cleared at a rapid rate, often illegally and by local communities. WWF, several Nepal government agencies and other partners recently received a three-year grant from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) to address the region's problems with degraded lands.

Forests of Uttarakhand Himalaya. Yet as this book clearly shows, when compared to agriculture and other forms of land use or when natural forests have been degraded. This is the first book Author: Vishwambhar Prasad Sati. The Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests is a temperate broadleaf forest ecoregion found in the middle elevations of the eastern Himalayas, including parts of Nepal, India, and Bhutan.

These forests have an outstanding richness of wildlife. Setting. This ecoregion covers an area of 83, km 2 (32, sq mi Biome: Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests. forest rich states for maintenance of their forests.

A cceptance of the recommendations of the TFC has resulted in transfer, for the first time in the history of India, of Rs. 1, crores f or the maintenance of e xisting forests, on a pro -rata basis viz.

on the basis of recorded area of forests as validated by the F File Size: 7MB. Livelihood support to indigenous people in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh is a strategy for effective management of degraded forests: A case study 5 Stand structure and natural regeneration.

Pages in category "Himalayan forests" The following How degraded are Himalayan forests? book pages are in this category, out of 9 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().

fodder extraction from the Himalayan forests, a key source of degradation of these forests. Our evidence (reported in Table 2) shows alarmingly hi gh levels of degrada tion on three dimensions. Compared to healthy forests, generally such degraded forests have 40–50% less biomass but about 80% less net primary productivity and % less leaf area.

As degradation progresses, the biomass extracted from the forest declines, but in proportional terms it increases, resulting in a rapid disintegration of ecosystem structure and by: 1. Best Books on The Himalayas to Read ‘‘You have to be very strong to live close to a God or a mountain,’’ wrote Rumer Godden, “or you’ll turn a little mad”.

After my 10 years of traveling among the Himalayan ranges, I tend to agree that one’s initiation to the Himalayas has to be gentle. So, what better place to begin. It is a valuable ecosystem as many Himalayan birds and animals migrate seasonally up and down the mountains spending part of the year in the conifer forests, so conservation is a high priority.

[2] This ecoregion is drier than the Eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests, which receive more moisture from the Bay of Bengal : Temperate coniferous forests. Temperate forests in the eastern Himalayas include the Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests, Eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests, Northern Triangle temperate forests, and Northeastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests.

Occupying elevations from 3, to 13, ft ( to 3, m), these forests harbor remarkable diversity, especially. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Forests to the People: Decentralization and Forest Degradation in the Indian Himalayas Article in World Development 38(11) November with Reads How we measure 'reads'. The Himalayan subtropical pine forests are a large subtropical coniferous forest Like so many Himalayan ecosystems the pine forests are split by the deep Kali vulnerable to logging for firewood or conversion to grazing or farmland and more than half the area has been cleared or degraded which then allows the mountain water to wash away Biome: Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests.

The Himalayan Subtropical Pine Forests [IM] are the largest in the Indo-Pacific region. They stretch throughout most of the 3,km length of this the world's youngest and highest mountain range.

Some scientists believe that climate change and human disturbance are causing the lower-elevation. This review deals with the forest vegetation of the Himalaya with emphasis on: paleoecological, phytogeographical, and phytosociological aspects of vegetation; structural and functional features of forest ecosystem; and relationship between man and forests.

The Himalayan mountains are the youngest, and among the most unstable. The rainfall pattern is determined by the summer Cited by: Sino-Himalayan mountain forests F04 HIS region is made up of the mid- and high-elevation forests, scrub and grasslands that cloak the southern slopes of the Himalayas and the mountains of south-west China and northern Indochina.

A total of 28 threatened species are confined (as breeding birds) to the Sino-Himalayan mountain forests, including File Size: KB. The Western Himalayan broadleaf forests is a temperate broadleaf and mixed forest ecoregion which is found in the middle elevations of the western Himalayas, including parts of Nepal, India, and Pakistan Setting.

The ecoregion forms an area of temperate broadleaf forest covering Biome: Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests. Geographically, the state of Uttarakhand is centrally located in the Himalayan region.

Mountainous regions account for 89% of the state’s area, and according to the latest forest report [1], 47% of Uttarakhand is covered by forests. The main forest types are sal forests (Shorea robusta), pine forests (chir pine, Pinus longifolia) and oak forests (Quercus spp).

Trees for Himalayan Forests & Monastery. Project Location. The project involves plantation of 50, trees which is categorized into two components: The plantation of 35, trees is conducted in the region of Tsomgo, at the fringes of Kyongonsola Aline Sanctuary.

The Garhwal Himalaya has experienced extensive deforestation and forest fragmentation, but data and documentation detailing this transformation of the Himalaya are limited.

The aim of this study is to analyse the observed changes in land cover and forest fragmentation that occurred between and in the Garhwal Himalayan region in by: 8. The Himalayas, or Himalaya (/ ˌ h ɪ m ə ˈ l eɪ ə, h ɪ ˈ m ɑː l ə j ə /), (Sanskrit: himá (हिम, "snow") and ā-laya (आलय, "abode, receptacle, dwelling")), is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan range has many of Earth's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest (Nepal/China).Coordinates: 27°59′N 86°55′E /.

Himalayas - Himalayas - Animal life: The fauna of the eastern Himalayas is similar to that of the southern Chinese and Southeast Asian region. Many of those species are primarily found in tropical forests and are only secondarily adapted to the subtropical, mountain, and temperate conditions prevailing at higher elevations and in the drier western areas.

Montane Dry Temperate Coniferous forests This zone contains dry deodar (Cedrus deodara), blue pine (Pinus wallichiana), fir (Abies spectabilis), spruce (Picea smithina), chilgoza (Pinus gerardiana) and juniper (Juniperus spp), both in pure or mixed the important coniferous forests are found in this zone.

These are mostly found in district Diamer, some parts of districts Gilgit. Above the broadleaf forests, between 3, and 4, meters (9, ft), are temperate coniferous forests, likewise split by the Gandaki western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests are found below treeline in northern Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and western Nepal.

The eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests are found in eastern Nepal. Himalayas - Himalayas - Plant life: Himalayan vegetation can be broadly classified into four types—tropical, subtropical, temperate, and alpine—each of which prevails in a zone determined mainly by elevation and precipitation.

Local differences in relief and climate, as well as exposure to sunlight and wind, cause considerable variation in the species present within each zone. Top 10 books about the Himalayas From true accounts of harrowing ascents, to more fantastic ventures in Shangri-La and Shambhala, here are some of.

Jean-Marie Baland & Pranab Bardhan & Sanghamitra Das & Dilip Mookherjee, "Forests to the People: Decentralization and Forest Degradation in the Indian Himalayas," Boston University - Department of Economics - The Institute for Economic Development Working Papers Series dp, Boston University - Department of Economics.

Further, people's higher dependency on goods and services emanating from the Himalayan forests is well recognized as a major factor causing significant changes in forest structure and function (Negi et al.,Birch et al.,Chakraborty et al.,Negi and Maikhuri,Negi et al., ).

Such changes are bound to affect the Cited by: 1.Prabhakar, R () How Degraded are Himalayan Forests? Curr Sci, 91(1), Rai, ID () Changing face of timberline ecotone in Western Himalaya: Trends from phonological and regeneration studies, Abstract book, International workshop on mountain diversity and impact of climate change with special reference to Himalayan biodiversity Hot Cited by: 1.30, Trees Adopted by Indigo for the FY Project Purpose Trees for Himalayan Monasteries and Schools of Sikkim Location The project is being implemented in monastic and educational institutions and reserve forests adjoining Aritar, Sudunglakha and Dalapchand Gram Panchayats under Rongli sub-division in East Sikkim.