Indian environmental and biological scientists draw from their experience on the ground and from scientific and economic theory to explore Indian wetlands, focusing on their preservation and sustainable use. They consider the following topics: Overview of Indian Wetlands; Wetland Mapping; A Remote Sensing Perspective; Coral Reef Ecosystem; Mangrove Ecosystems of India; Status Management and Policy; Wetlands and River Systems; Some Experiments in their Ecodevelopment Planning and Integration; Economic Assessment and Wetland Management; Salient Features of the Ecosystem of the Keoladeo National Park; People's Participation in Wetland Conservation through Conservation Education; A case Study of Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur; The Valuation of Biodiversity within Protected Areas; Alternative Approaches; The Need and Approach for a Wetland Protected Area Network in India; and Developing a National Wetland Strategy.
Jyoti Parikh Introduction / Y N Rao and Hemant Datye Overview of Indian Wetlands / P S Roy and Mukunda Dev Behera Wetland Mapping: A Remote Sensing Perspective / M V M Wafar and Sayeeda Wafar Coral Reef Ecosystem / Sanjay Deshmukh, T A Rao and E V Muley Mangrove Ecosystems of India: Status, Management and Policy / Prakash Gole Wetlands and River Systems: Some Experiments in Their Ecodevelopment Planning and Intergration / Hemant Datye and Jyoti Parikh Economic Assessment and Wetland Management / V S Vijayan and Lalitha Vijayan Salient Features of the Ecosystem of the Keoladeo National Park / Prashant V Mahajan People's Participation in Wetland Conservation through Conservation Education: A Case Study of Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur / Kanchan Chopra The Valuation of Biodiversity within Protected Areas: Alternative Approaches and a Case Study / B C Choudhury and T L Raghu Ram The Need and Approach for a Wetland Protected Area Network in India / Jyoti Parikh and Hemant Datye Developing National Wetland Strategy
'This work is a very comprehensive and multidisciplinary study of Indian wetlands... This is a valuable book for scholars and students in the field of environment, ecology, development, biology, geography, economics and anthropology... it is an invaluable resource for policy makers, environmentalists, industrialists and NGO's' - International Journal of Environmental Studies