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Dec 31, 2008

Conservation of biodiversity is crucial to human sustenance. TERI's latest publication A comprehensive handbook on biodiversity is a useful guide to explore the concept, its value, and linkages with ethnic communities.

A comprehensive handbook on biodiversity

Author: A K Ghosh
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), 2008

'Biodiversity' is becoming the keyword for sustaining human society and the ecosystem. The impacts of development on biological diversity, over exploitation of resources of commercial value, changes in land use and land cover, and fragmentation of habitats have led to fastest rate of decline in biodiversity in the twentieth century.

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This publication provides an insight into the concept of biodiversity, its value and uses, aspects of conservation of material and traditional knowledge and the linkage between ethnic communities and biodiversity.

Several other topics of interest such as biodiversity and civil society, global concerns and local efforts and threats like climate change have been explained in a lucid and user-friendly manner.

Source : TERI
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