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Forests of Uttarakhand Himalaya

  • Vishwambhar Prasad SatiEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 66)

Abstract

About 63% of the total geographical area is covered by forests in Uttarakhand. Forests vary from tropical, subtropical, temperate to alpine and they have high economic viability. Further, forests are the major subsidiary source of livelihood of the Himalayan people, which not only enhance the economy and income but also restore the highly fragile landscapes. Forest area of the Uttarakhand Himalaya has increased by about 5% during the last three decades. In this chapter, forest types and distribution, district wise change in forest area and about the ecosystem services are elaborated.

Keywords

Biodiversity Bugyals Van Panchayat Ecosystem services Agro-forestry Corbett National Park 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography and Resource Management, School of Earth SciencesMizoram University (A Central University)AizawlIndia

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