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Hunting and poaching – complete detail

Hunting and poaching – complete detail. what is poaching. Definition of poaching. Hunting and poaching of wildlife. Effects of Hunting and poaching of wildlife. Many patches which appear intact are in fact “empty forests,” since most large animals have been hunted to unsustainable levels. These animals are mainly hunted for meat, but also for skins (jaguar, ocelot) or medicinal/chemical properties (poison-arrow frogs, collected …

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Degradation of Religious Belief and taboos – causes and impacts

Degradation of Religious Belief and taboos – causes and impacts. Religious Belief and sacred grove conservation. Role of Religious Belief and taboos in conservation of natural forest. Religious Belief and taboos are the constructive tools for conserving the natural forest patches. Natural forest patches in the different regions indicated that the erosion of religious beliefs and taboos are influencing the traditional communities …

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Tourism and Its Impacts on natural resources & biodiversity

Tourism and Its Impacts on natural resources & biodiversity. Tourism harms nature and biodiversity. Sacred groves, National parks and sanctuaries beyond doubt protect the nature, but improper opening of these areas to the public for tourism is damaging.  Regulatory measures help offset negative impacts; for instance, controls on the number of tourist activities and movement of visitors within protected areas can …

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Deforestation and Its impacts on nature & natural resources

Deforestation and Its impacts on nature & natural resources. Deforestation harms nature and natural resources. Deforestation is the conversion of forest to another land use or the long-term reduction of the tree canopy cover. Deforestation — Defined as the conversion of forested land to other uses, or a permanent reduction of canopy cover — has attracted increasing international attention in …

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Herb collection and its impacts on natural forest

Herb collection and its impacts on natural forest. Unsustainable extraction of medicinal plants from natural forest areas. Medicinal value of natural forest areas. In recent years, there has been an increasing awareness that the significance of medical plant studies goes beyond mere anthropological curiosity.  Natural forests are the refugia for many medicinal, rare, endemic, threatened, timber and fuel wood yielding plants. These …

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Mining and Its impacts on nature & natural resources

Mining and Its impacts on nature & natural resources. Mining is a serious threat for nature. Mining is a serious threat for nature. Mining is very intensive and very destructive for nature. The area of land involved is quite small and it is not seen as a major cause of primary deforestation. The deforestation rate due to mining activities in Guyana from…………. …

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Anthropogenic Interventions and their impacts on environment

Anthropogenic Interventions and their impacts on environment. Anthropogenic Interventions (human interventions) in natural ecosystems. Many groves are suffering what is called “Sanskritization”, the transformation of primitive nature worship into formal Hindu practice. Natural forest areas degraded due to anthropogenic interventions like shifting cultivation, over exploitation of forest produce, cattle grazing and changes in land use by converting forests to mono-culture plantations agricultural lands …

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Detail of habitats and causes of habitat degradation

Detail of habitats and causes of habitat degradation. What is habitat. Description of habitat. Habitat and habitat degradation. Habitat fragmentation. Causes of  habitat degradation.  Habitat refers to the range of resources that a species needs to maintain a viable population. Habitat fragmentation is the loss and subdivision of a habitat and the corresponding increase in other habitats in the landscape.  Introduction Habitat refers …

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