Assessment of Natural Resources for Conservation of Wetland in District Chamba

A Case Study of Manimehesh Lake

  • P. K. Attri Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies, (UGC Centre of Excellence) Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla-5, (H.P.), India.
  • V. K. Santvan Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies, (UGC Centre of Excellence) Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla-5, (H.P.), India.
  • Meenakshi Thakur Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies, (UGC Centre of Excellence) Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla-5, (H.P.), India.
Keywords: Water quality, Wetland, Himalaya, Alpine Vegetation, Himachal Pradesh

Abstract

The Ramsar Convection of IUCN held in 1971 in Iran raised global attention on the conservation and management of wetlands. 3 wetlands in the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh have been declared a wetland of international importance. Thus it is felt necessary to reclaim and develop high altitude wetlands for its optimum potential use, but a reliable and accurate database is not available. The present endeavour aims at the generation of database in terms of physical aspects/ land use, the extent of water spread and its water quality, vegetation status of the catchment area and surroundings of the lake. The threats to high altitude wetlands have been identified and adequate measures for its conservation and management suggested.

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Published
2010-07-01
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Attri, P., Santvan, V., & Thakur, M. (2010). Assessment of Natural Resources for Conservation of Wetland in District Chamba. Journal of Advanced Laboratory Research in Biology, 1(1), 18-22. Retrieved from https://e-journal.sospublication.co.in/index.php/jalrb/article/view/8
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