Forest Research: Open Access

Forest Research: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9776


Rajesh B

Rajesh B
Alva’s College Moodbidri,
Mangalore 574 227, DK, Karnataka

  • Research Article
    Sacred Groves: Floristic Diversity and their Role in Conservation of Nature
    Author(s): Rajesh BRajesh B

    Sacred Groves, one form of nature worship, are considered as “Sacred Natural Sites”. Indian sacred groves represent a diverse spectrum of ecosystem. Groves are present amidst the barren landscape or grassland (e.g., in Meghalaya), hill slope (Nagoni in Himalaya), amidst the agricultural landscape (in West Bengal, Karnataka), coastal plain (e.g., Edayilekkadu in Kerala) and Rajasthan desert. With the rapid ongoing changes in society and land use patterns, nowhere except groves one can expect regional ecosystem characteristics which can be served as models or replica for researchers and educators. The importance of sacred grove in nature conservation has been increased manifold in recent time especially after the declaration of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Community based conservation initiatives are one of the prime agendas for CBD for which sa.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9776.1000161

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