Impact on Biodiversity: Asian Scenario

  • Ramesha Chandrappa
  • Sushil Gupta
  • Umesh Chandra Kulshrestha


Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms in an ecosystem, biome, or entire planet. With rapid civilisation the diverse species was hunted and over exploited for food as well as recreation. Civilisation is also cause for clearing diverse fauna in many countries. Rapid environmental degradation has been the cause for extinction of many species. Natural barriers such as large rivers, seas, mountains and deserts have contributed to diversity by enabling independent evolution on both side of the barrier. On the other hand artificial barriers like international borders, roads, settlement and farm land, military activities has contributed to fragmentation of ecosystem and destruction of many species.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramesha Chandrappa
    • 1
  • Sushil Gupta
    • 2
  • Umesh Chandra Kulshrestha
    • 3
  1. 1.Biomedical Waste SectionKarnataka State Pollution Control BoardBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Risk Management Solutions IndiaNoidaIndia
  3. 3.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DehliIndia

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