Environmental Change in the Himalayan Region
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The book focuses on environment and conservation issues pertaining to the Himalayas, spanning Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bhutan and Myanmar. Environmental degradation, changes in snow cover and glaciers in India-Bhutan, threats to protected areas, and biodiversity in this ecologically fragile region are assessed in twelve distinct, regional case studies.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The book focuses on environment and conservation issues pertaining to the Himalayas, spanning Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bhutan and Myanmar. Environmental degradation, changes in snow cover and glaciers in India-Bhutan, threats to protected areas, and biodiversity in this ecologically fragile region are assessed in twelve distinct, regional case studies.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Introduction.- 2. Climate Change and its impacts on Bhutan.- 3. Glaciers as indicators of changing climate in Himalaya.- 4. Land degradation in the Khyber mountains, Pakistan.- 5. Biodiversity Conservation in a Himalayan fringe.- 6. Spreading urban tentacles in the Scotland of the East.- 7. Blowing hot, blowing cold: The urban heat island effect in Srinagar.- 8. Protected areas in Bhutan.- 9. Livelihood Strategies among Agriculture Dependent Communities of Mozoram, Eastern Himalaya.- 10. Climate change and food security in the Himalaya.