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Urban Avifaunal Biodiversity in Context of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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dc.contributor.author Mehra, Satya Prakash
dc.contributor.author Mehra, Sarita
dc.contributor.author Sharma, Krishan Kumar
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-12T20:18:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-12T20:18:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7254
dc.description.abstract "The beginning of the 21st century can be characterized by tremendous growth of urban areas and associated process of globalization and unification of urban environments. Urban environment as new ecosystems is of great interest all over the world. Urban ecosystems are complex social-ecological systems with important functions. These man-made ecosystems have certain areas with high biological diversity, including both remnant species and species purposefully or unintentionally introduced by human actions. There can be important habitats and valuable corridors for both common and less common species within the urban sprawl. As per our preliminary studies in the urban areas of southern parts of Rajasthan, local people were interested in local biodiversity, especially on phenological events, and benefited from it by getting aesthetic pleasure, and information on seasonal changes. The cities such as Udaipur have the artificially developed diversified habitat within the urban limits which provide shelter and protection to many floral and faunal species. Urban areas are rich in species particularly vascular plants and many groups of animals especially birds. The artificially managed parks such as Sajjan Niwas have the diversity of flora whereas artificial lakes are the sites of great wetland avifauna. The diversity of avifauna is taken for identifying the importance of biodiversity for Udaipur which is among the top ten tourism sites of world. The role of urban areas in functions such as provision of ecosystem services will largely be determined by patterns of biodiversity within that area. This paper aims to respond to the call for integrative research by studying relationships between the anthropogenic activities and urban biodiversity of the cities from the southern part of Rajasthan. To support an integrative approach in urban green planning, both ecological and social research has to be incorporated to the planning process." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject urban affairs en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.title Urban Avifaunal Biodiversity in Context of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Urban Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Sustaining Commons: Sustaining Our Future, the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates January 10-14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Hyderabad, India en_US

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