226 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables
This book presents some results on selected taxa in the Himalayan region (mainly Nepal), pinpoints the threats to their survival and suggests ways to avoid their extinction. Most chapters are based on graduate research projects - relatively long-term field studies. The data presented here can be a good source of updated information on the subject and will prove to be a very useful reference in future studies of Himalayan biodiversity. They also tend to pinpoint the existing gaps in our knowledge of this region. All the chapters are based on recent trends of biodiversity and conservation vision, so the book can be a potential alternative to the existing relatively older books with outdated vision and information. Its main goal, however, is to disseminate the information about biodiversity conservation problems in the Himalayan region among the people in the developed world.
- An overview of the biodiversity in Nepal
- Conservation of biodiversity: an outline of the challenge
- Orchid diversity in the Chitwan district
- Distribution and diversity of storks in the adjoining areas of Chitwan National Park, Nepal
- Interactions between the Himalayan tahr, livestock and snow leopards in the Sagarmatha National Park
- Numbers, distribution and facts limiting the abundance of tigers (Panthera tigris) in the Bardia National Park extension area
- Impact of livestock grazing on the vegetation and wild ungulates in the Barandabhar Corridor Forest, Nepal
- Challenges to wildlife conservation posed by hunting in non-protected areas north of the Bardia National Park
- Delineating wildlife corridor in an agriculture mosaic: effects of landscape and conservation patterns
- Where to go next?
- Species index
- Subject index
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Pavel Kindlmann is professor of ecology at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and performs research on various aspects of biodiversity as the Head of the Biodiversity Research Centre, in the CzechGlobe - Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences, in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. His main interests include population and metapopulation dynamics and life history strategies with a special emphasis on insect herbivores, their predators, and on the orchid family. He authored or edited several books on population systems, orchids and conservation biology and published about 100 scientific papers in prominent journals.