Increasing urbanization, habitat destruction, pollution, biological invasions, increasing greenhouse gases and excessive use of natural resources are some of the anthropogenic factors that have damaged the environment. As a result, global temperatures have increased substantially and the impact…
Ekta Khurana & Neetu Tiwari
Biodiversity—the diversity among living organisms—plays an essential role in ensuring the survival of life on earth. As far as cities are concerned, ecosystems provide three main kinds of service: firstly, the provisioning of food, fibre and fuels; secondly, purification and detoxification of water…
Pranjal Jain & D.P. Srivastava
A wetland is a unique ecosystem that forms a zone of transition between an aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem. It is considered to be the most productive amongst all the ecosystems (Ghermandi et al 2008). A wetland is mainly defined as an area that is saturated by surface or ground water for most…
The Yamuna Biodiversity Park is situated near Wazirabad village on the flat alluvial plains of the Yamuna. The Park is a site of biologically rich wetlands, grassland communities, a wide variety of fruit-yielding species, and an abundance of medicinal herbs.