Authored By: Azra Musavi & Orus Ilyas
Year of Publication: 2017
|Pages: 415||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Environment / Wildlife / Biodiversity
|Price in Rs. 630.00||Price in (USA) $. 50.4|
The Gangetic Plains is a unique eco-region of India spread over largely in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar with river Ganges forming its lifeline. Much of the forests cover of Gangetic Plains has been destroyed on account of spread of agriculture and urbanization due to very large human and livestock population inhabiting this region. The area still has some fine tracts of grasslands, swamps and forests having unique assemblage of plants and animals. This book is an attempt to bring together vast information available on plants and animals of this region. The synthesis of information allowed identification of major gaps which exists in our understanding of unique range of biodiversity values of this region. This book provides a holistic conservation strategy which if implemented will go a long way in successful conservation of entire gamut of Biodiversity of Gangetic Plains.
Azra Musavi is currently working as Assistant Professor in Women's College, Aligarh Muslim University, India. She has a Masters degree in Economics and a PhD. in Sociology. She has also worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. She worked on tribal communities in Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra and Bori Wildlife Sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh for her PhD program. She teaches Economics and Biodiversity-Human Interface to graduate and post-graduate students. She has been pursuing research on protected area-people issues in several Indian protected areas in Maharshtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir.
OrusIlyas is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Wildlife Sciences, AMU, Aligarh. She did her M.Sc. and Ph.D. from AMU. Her doctoral research was on "Status and conservation of ungulates in the Kumaon Himalayas with special reference to aspect of ecology of barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak) and goral (Nemorhaedus goral)". She has worked in various projects funded by different organization like WWF-India, CAPART, DANINDA, UPFD-TERI, OBC-Bird life International, DST-SERB, UGC-Govt of India. She has also worked as young scientist under Fast Track Program of DST, and surveyed high altitude Himalayas for conservation status of musk deer in Uttrakhand Himalayas. She is also Asia Coordinator for the Deer Specialist group of SSC/IUCN.