The Flora of the Gulf of Mannar, Southern India

By: P. Daniel and P. Umamaheswari

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Contents: Foreword. 1. Introduction. 2. Systematic treatment. 3. Threats to biodiversity. 4. Suggestions for conservation. 5. Points for further research. Appendix. Bibliography. Index to scientific names. Index to Tamil names. From the foreword: "The Indian MAB Committee following the UNESCO Programme identified a network of 14 representative ecosystems to be designated as biosphere reserves. Twelve biosphere reserves have already been set up. The Gulf of Mannar, the first marine biosphere reserve in Southeast Asia, was established on 18 Feb. 1989. A biosphere reserve is intended to fulfil three basic objectives: "of conserving in situ of biodiversity of natural and seminatural ecosystems and landscapes, contributing to foster sustainable economic development of the human population living within and around the biosphere reserve and providing facilities for long-term ecological studies, environmental education and training, and research and monitoring related to local, national and global issues of conservation and sustainable development". "Article 7 of the convention on biological diversity states that each contracting party shall identify the components of biological diversity important for conservation and sustainable use, monitor, through sampling and other techniques, the components of biological diversity identified paying particular attention to those requiring urgent conservation measures and those which offer the greatest potential for sustainable useaetc. Printed Pages: 688 with 113 line drawings, map and charts with 26 colour photographs.

Title: The Flora of the Gulf of Mannar, Southern India

Author Name: P. Daniel and P. Umamaheswari

Categories: Botany, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Botanical Survey of India: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 041149

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