Biodiversity Degradation in the Western Ghats

Sustainable resource extraction in the Western Ghats is possible under particular conditions, i.e., low population density, simple technology, localised resources and limited expansion. However, due to heavy dependence on forests, even subsistence livelihoods, such as in India, could lead to deforestation although the relationship between deforestation and wealth is not straightforward. Deforestation has multiple scalable […]

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Arid Western India: Land Degradation and Climate Change

Land degradation is one of the most potential environmental threats for any nation, more so where the livelihood of people depends largely on agriculture and related land based activities. Although land degradation is common to all climatic zones of the world, its occurrence in the arid, semi arid and dry sub humid zones – the […]

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