higher edu_conservation

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Published on December 6, 2009

Author: nadharaiya

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Higher Education &Biodiversity Conservation:A North Gujarat Scenario : Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 1 Higher Education &Biodiversity Conservation:A North Gujarat Scenario Dr. Nishith Dharaiya HNG University Patan Biodiversity : Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 2 Biodiversity Variety of all the living things and their interactions. Biodiversity = Micro organisms +Plants + Animals found on Earth. Three levels of Biological diversity Species, Genetic and Ecosystem diversity Three types of species diversity Alpha, Beta and Gamma Diversity Slide 3: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 3 Very important and valuable for our sustainity Conservation through various approaches Environmental education Research and Development Community Approach Slide 4: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 4 Wildlife All the animals which are not domesticated and all plants which are not cultivated are called wildlife Wonderful example of Species Diversity. Asiatic Lion, Sambar, Asiatic wild ass, Leopard, Flamingo, wood packer and many more are example of wildlife. From an ancient time it is associated with our religion, myths and heritage. Slide 5: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 5 Gujarat Constituted: May 1 1960 Area: 195984 sq. km (6% area of country) Varied climatic and geographic condition Largest coastline with two gulfs Unique ecosystem of saline desert Vast grasslands and variety of wetlands Slide 6: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 6 Six distinctly identifiable zones as its geomorphic condition which support different habitats harbouring variety of wildlife along with mixture of regional cultures Slide 7: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 7 Large variety of wildlife occurs in this state due to uniqueness in location, geography and divergent climatic condition The state falls in biogeographic zones 3 -The Indian Desert 4 -The semi arid 5 -The western ghats 8 -The coast North Gujarat:The region with culture, heritage & Biodiversity too : Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 8 North Gujarat:The region with culture, heritage & Biodiversity too Slide 9: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 9 Four sub groups of forest types A saline desert A grass land and Wetlands Slide 10: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 10 Saline Desert Wasteland with no vegetation and no human population The soil has heavy deposit of salt Saline soil allows only few grass species and other zerophytes in this area Slide 11: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 11 Slide 12: 12 Slide 13: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 13 Wetlands Slide 14: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 14 Slide 15: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 15 Threatened Species of Gujarat Zoological survey of India and Botanical survey of India maintain this record for fauna and flora. According to ZSI and IUCN, there are several species are listed as threatened in Gujarat. Slide 16: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 16 Threatened wildlife of Gujarat Class As per IUCN As per ZSI Schedule I Mammals 12 21 24 Birds 19 15 15 Reptiles 04 10 07 Examples: Mammals- Asiatic Lion, Leopard, Sloth Bear, etc Birds- Vulture, Spotted billed pelican, Forest owlet, etc. Reptiles- Crocodile, Spiny tailed lizard, Green sea turtle, Indian Python, etc. Slide 17: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 17 Major Threats to the Wildlife Habitat Loss and Fragmentation Industrial, Urban and Agricultural Development Hunting, Poaching and Accidents Illegal Trading Man-Animal Conflicts Imbalanced food chain Tourism and Pilgrimage Disasters Slide 18: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 18 Slide 19: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 19 Conservation “ Sustainable utilization of Natural Resources” Important for Environmental Protection Maintenance of Balance System must run! Conserve for all If disturbed… our existence may be under threat!!! Slide 20: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 20 What they can and they should do? How can forest officer help them? Are they conserving? or Protecting? Community and Conservation Communities are playing very vital role in wildlife conservation Important is to identify them as a stake holders and motivate them for protection of wildlife Environment Conservation in India:Challenges… : Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 21 Environment Conservation in India:Challenges… Industrial Development Urban Development Invading of Multinational companies Ignorance about conservation Lake of awareness Lake of community involvement Other illegal trade and encroachment The University Initiative : Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 22 The University Initiative Society for Environment Protection (SEP) Estd. 2006 Goals and Objectives: Involved local community on a large scale Promotes Ground level conservation Providing trainings and platform Collaboration of Scientific and local expertise for conservation Documentation of traditional knowledge Maximum use of local expertise Slide 23: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 23 Society for Environment Protection (SEP) is a voluntary organization of Hem. North Gujarat University, Patan devoted to the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. The society is aimed to raise community awareness for Environment Protection. Society is organizing several workshops, seminars, short term training courses and field trips to different wilderness area prone to conservation. Society for Environment Protection Protect What We Enjoy Dr. K.K. Shah Chairman Dr. S.A. Bhatt President Dr. N.A. Dharaiya Secretary Slide 24: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 24 Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation: (2007) Approach and Awareness Activities Local Community, Science Teachers, University Students, NGOs Over 150 Participants Involvement of Local Forest staff 10 Resource Person Values of Biological Diversity Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity Approach to Avian Biodiversity Study of Mammalian Diversity Ecosystem Diversity 2. Desert Exploration and Tracking Camps: (2007) : Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 25 2. Desert Exploration and Tracking Camps: (2007) 2 Nights and 3 days Camp 40 Participants from University, Colleges and Local Community Desert Condition and its Impacts Desertification in Gujarat Desert Economy Birding, Tracking, etc 3. Hands on Training on Snake Handling- I : (2007) : Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 26 3. Hands on Training on Snake Handling- I : (2007) Snake Shows Over 20 Students trained First Aid after Snake Bite Started Snake Rescue Till Date More than 300 snakes rescued 60% Poisonous 10% Rare 3 New Records Slide 27: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 27 Community and Conservation How they work is not Important…. Important is, the conservation is being done Who is working is not Important… Important is, they are working for conservation We have enjoyed a lot with nature Now its our turn to protect it for our next generation Slide 28: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 28 Role of Community in Conservation Rescue operation Creating awareness Documenting Information Liaisoning Movements (Local and Global) Slide 29: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 29 Higher Education can Construct the force Bring new ideas Different field of knowledge Problem solution approach High level of skills and Goal oriented planning Slide 30: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 30 Key concepts Cooperation Awareness Self way conservation Public participation Community based stewardship Action and Follow ups Appreciation Liaison Slide 31: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 31 In situ Conservation Rescue Operation Creating Awareness Legal Action and Advise Liaison Research and Monitoring Documentation Conservation Groups Slide 32: Dr. Nishith Dharaiya_Patan 32 Save wildlife for Our life [email protected]

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