NORTH EAST INDIA AND ITS BIODIVERSITY
Author(s):
Dr. Atul Hazarika
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North East India not only either a place of rising sun or ethnic and cultural diversity but also a mega bio-diversity centre and a hotspot comprising of the states of Assam ,Arunachal Prades, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. Bio-diversity embraces whole life of the earth shows variability among living organism from all sources which includes bio-diversity within species, between species and of eco-systems. The region occupies 7.7% of India’s total geographical area supporting 50% of the Flora(8000 species)of which 31.58%(2526 species)is endemic .The region is rich in Orchids ,Ferns, Oaks, Bamboos, Magnolias and many other medicinal plants as well as rare and endangered animal species. The region supports rich biodiversity spanning from tropical rainforests to alpine scrubs which has a significant role in the maintenance of ecosystem. Further, the biodiversity of the region is used ethnologically by locals for various socio-economic and developmental purposes. The culture and customs of local tribes have also an important role in understanding biodiversity and management issues.
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Unique Paper ID: 153036

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5

Page(s): 304 - 309
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