Bio-Diversity

Biodiversity Model

Posted by ARNAB BASU on January 19, 2014

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Biodiversity

 

Biodiversityis the degree of variation of life forms within a given species, ecosystem,biome, or planet. Terrestrial biodiversity tends to be highest at low latitudesnear the equator, which seems to be the result of the warm climate and highprimary productivity. Marine biodiversity tends to be highest along coasts inthe Western Pacific, where sea surface temperature is highest and in mid-latitudinalband in all oceans. Biodiversity generally tends to cluster in hotspots, andhas been increasing through time but will be likely to slow in the future.

 

Theperiod since the emergence of humans has displayed an ongoing biodiversityreduction and an accompanying loss of genetic diversity. Named the Holoceneextinction, the reduction is caused primarily by human impacts, particularlyhabitat destruction. Conversely, biodiversity impacts human health in a numberof ways, both positively and negatively.

 

TheUnited Nations designated 2011-2020 as the United Nations Decade onBiodiversity.

 

Backgroundof Project Biodiversity Park

 

I have beena student of Natural Science for more than two decades. It started when I wentto my undergraduate college in 1997 to study Botany and it’s still on when I amearning my livelihood as an Environmental Professional. Being a student ofnatural science I wanted to pay tribute to Mother Nature and I have chosen todo it by making replica of different terrestrial biodiversity model throughoutthis entire decade designated for Biodiversity.

 

Underthis project I have decided to make following seven different models withreplica of different animal species and their natural habitat:

 

1.    Mountain Forest

2.    Rain Forest

3.    Savanna Forest

4.    Polar Biodiversity

5.    Desert Biodiversity

6.    Countryside Farmhouse and

7.    Jurassic Park

 

Thisreport describes all the above mentioned models. All the information in thisreport is taken from Wikipedia, myfavourite website. In this report the first photographs of every chapter are ofmy hand made models and second photographs are taken from various websites.

 

Theanimal replicas are the products of Naturepavillionand scenic materials are bought from Woodlandscenicsand other regular local craft shops.

I have already made first three models and they are available for display in face book (https://www.facebook.com/arnab.basu.773/media_set?set=a.740265559317395.1073741828.100000018743674&type=1)


Travel

Snow Leopard at Hemis National Park with WWF-India

Posted by WWF-Explorers on January 15, 2014

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WWF-India have recently started nature experience program under the WWF-Explorers umbrella. WWF-Explorers is our attempt to bridge the gap the nature disconnect through a series of nature trails & trips. We have a very exciting opportunity for wildlife enthusiast to get visit Hemis National Park with WWF field biologist/ snow-leopard expert, Dr Aishwarya Maheshwari from 10th to 18th Feb. Those interested, please sign-up at the earliest http://www.wwfindia.org/help/wwf_explorers/
or contact karishma handa at khanda@wwfindia.net or wwfexplorers@gmail.com


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Bio-Diversity

Medicinal plants cultivation

Posted by Sheikh Gulzaar on January 11, 2014

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We are delighted to inform you that Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre, "Ginkgo House" Aziz Abad, Via Wuyan-Meej Road, Pampore 192121(Health Care, Social Equity & Biodiversity Conservation) is going to organizing 3 (three) National Level Short term training courses based on Technology Demonstration at Dehradun.

This training workshop would concentrate on the theme of empowering economics of rural communities, employment generation and entrepreneurship development that will provide an opportunity to technology transfer, exchange ideas and create networking in such sector.

This training courses will draw only 25 participants, comprising of progressive entrepreneurs, academia, students, horticulturist, NGOs, State Govt. personnel of horticulture, agriculture, forestry, industry departments and well educated progressive farmers.

We request you to kindly circulate this information among colleagues, entrepreneurs in Kashmir vale and also encourage them to participate in the training workshop relevant to them. Your participation in this programme will lead to collaborations in the areas of mutual interest.

It is hoped that your local media will certainly co-operate with us by nominating progressive farmers/technical staff in such short term training courses.

Looking forward to your sustained support & co-operation.

For more details
Sheikh Gulzar (Head)
The Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre

Ph: 09858986794, 01933-223705,
e-mail : jkmpic@gmail.com
home: http://jkmpic.blogspot.in
Other address: http://facebook.com/jkmpic

Wildlife

Sri Lanka Nature & Wildlife Travel Blog

Posted by Andrew de Bond on December 31, 2013

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The specialist tour operator for Nature & Wildlife tours in Sri Lanka
http://jetwingecoholidays.blogspot.com/

http://www.jetwingeco.com/

Wildlife

Melghat tiger reserve petroling progrmme

Posted by pravin baviskar on December 24, 2013

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Dear all,
It was very pleasant & challenging program for me when I was informed by our club.Being a senior executive in my job I have to make special arrangements to take leave for entire week. I was also little worried because the program was arranged in mid winter I.e. from 15/12/2013 to 22/12/2013. When I have started traveling form Paratwad to Jarida where I have to report  for joining in as a volunteer, The site seeing was very much pleasant because of ghat & greenery.We have been allotted camp Bori Ghogra.During my stay of entire week I have traveled almost 100 KM in the sanctuary.The thick forest of Teak wood & bamboos was very pleasant. We have seen very few pug marks of bear, Bibtya, samber & only twice we can see barking dear.I was very worried for wild life's thin population.During my entire stay I was thinking how we can bring back the presence of wild life, can we re habilates some animals from other santuries & how we can encourage the animals so that they can safely stay in their forest.This is problems all we have to solve jointly.But during my stay I made promise to my self that at least every year one week I would like to spare for these animals for what ever servise is to be required for improvement life of wild life any were in India & abrod also.

Ezine

Simple Science

Posted by Susan Sharma on December 18, 2013

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Deveopments in Science have been exponential in the last few years.  Study of science has become highly specialised as a result.  Reflecting on these developments in a  holistic manner is being done by many Western publishers.   Adapting the scientific developments to the indian scene is what S. Anathanarayanan has spent the last thirteen years doing.  Our club has published over  30 of our articles in our monthly ezines.  The author has now published all his published articles at the following link.   The site is user friendly and loads very fast.   Do have alook

Anthropomorphism

to save our nature

Posted by chaithanya on December 06, 2013

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I always wanted to save nature for our future and the comming generation. I feel to save nature is easy but all us should think in a better way. there are lot of r's to save nature but we are not doing so. we waste things in one or the other way.we dispose the disposablewaste in such a manner that it may get spoilt.for examples, like papers,we crush it through it and never use again! i want is that the world should stop using garbage and the people who dont should be severly punished. reduce,reuse and recycle are the only way to conserve our planet motherearth.

Environment Awareness

Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre

Posted by Sheikh Gulzaar on November 22, 2013

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Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre where I am working andhave to collect the data and if at this time the Government of Jammu andKashmir will cooperate than I will meet the ends of success. We must note itthat in future we will have clothes, homes but the food and medicine s will beshort as such shortage has to fulfill. We are living under the open sky that isright but living without food and medicine is IMPOSSIABLE.


More details:-
The JK Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
"Ginkgo House" Aziz Abad, Nambalbal, Pampore PPR JK 192121
Mob:09858986794
Ph: 01933-223705
e-mail: jkmpic@gmail.com
home:
http://jkmpic.blogspot.in

Environment Awareness

Losing Habitat of Migratory Birds : Mote Majra, Mohali, Punjab, India

Posted by salil sharma on November 11, 2013

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Losing Habitat of Migratory Birds : Mote Majra

Mote Majra is a small village near Mohali which boasts of having  a rich fauna and flora too especially a great variety of birds. Last week there was a photograph with a caption

“ Winged Guests Are Here; Migratory Birds At Mote Majra in Mohali” by Vicky Gharu  in The Tribune. These migratory birds are not here for the entire winter but for a halt on their great migratory leap. So we planned to visit the visitors this weekend. To our utter surprise we could not locate even a single out of the flock despite waiting patiently for a long time. Yes there were some other birds of course like the common kingfisher, red wattle lapwing, Intermediate egret; Black winged Kite,Crow Pheasants and cormorants.

After a long wait we finally approached a local villager who told us that a person has hired the local pond on a contract for fishing and has put some people to work for him to put a net all over the pond so that the migratory birds are unable to catch the fish. This labour has been hired for an amount of 30000/. Now with no food on arrival, the migratory birds have no option but to carry on their migration path ahead. It’s really disheartening to see such human interference.

Water Bodies are providing the habitat to the local and migratory bird species and playing key role in maintaining the balance in natural environmental parameters. The human activities and interference are destroying the natural water bodies' characteristics thereby depriving the migratory birds of their natural habitat  at many places. There is a need to study such aquatic ecosystems for understanding the gravity of environmental problems and to find solutions to improve the habitat of migratory birds which directly help in protecting the bird species. The governments of such places should come forward to save the natural environment.

 

 

Anthropomorphism

www.wildslife.com

Posted by hariom on November 06, 2013

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This is new india wildlife site .i want to sell this site . contact at hariom.sharma151@gmail.com



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