Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 10, Issue 1 (2021)
The Himalayan natural resources: Challenges and conservation for sustainable development
Chhaya Singh, Neha Chauhan, Sushil Kumar Upadhyay, Raj Singh and Anju Rani
The natural resources in attendance on the earth form an important part and have the capacity to fulfil demands. The Himalaya is dwelling to millions of populace, multitudinous inimitable species; verities of cultural and spiritual heritage, and cover almost 2,500km from east to west in Asia. There are about 10,000 types of plants, 750 species of aves and nearly 300 mammalian species reported in eastern Himalaya only. This is hot spot of many endemic species which do not bring into being elsewhere. Despite its rough terrain standing the Himalaya is a blend of easily broken or flimsy environments and features array of challenges. It is the source of some great rivers such as Indus and Ganges, whose longevity and streaming affected by changes in climate conditions. The augment of human interference in Himalayan region have made endemic species of the area vulnerable on the way to extinction. These are at present under stress due to over-exploitation therefore; it is now become fundamental to conserve these natural resources. The sustainable management and development is a modern approach towards this problem as it would maintain and improves livelihoods of local communities. Therefore, it is urgent need to ensure that tourism, oil, gas and hydropower build up in eco-friendly approaches that masquerade no threat to the environment and incredible biodiversity. This review will provide a new dimension in management, protecting and restoring habitats of the wildlife to maintain ecological balance and sustainable use of natural resources.
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Chhaya Singh, Neha Chauhan, Sushil Kumar Upadhyay, Raj Singh and Anju Rani. The Himalayan natural resources: Challenges and conservation for sustainable development. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1):1643-1648.