New Book: Himalayan Biodiversity in the Changing World
- The only recent book on biodiversity in the Himalayas
- Presents unique data on various animal and plant groups from the Himalayan region
- Important for conservation of the Himalayan species
This book presents some results on selected taxa in the Himalayan region (mainly Nepal), pinpoints the threats to their survival and suggests ways how to avoid their extinction. Most chapters are based on graduate research projects – relatively long-term field studies. The data presented here can be a good source of updated information on the subject and will prove to be a very useful reference in future studies of Himalayan biodiversity. They also tend to pinpoint the existing gaps in our knowledge of this region. All the chapters are based on recent trends of biodiversity and conservation vision, so the book can be a potential alternative to the existing relatively older books with outdated vision and information. Its main goal, however, is to disseminate the information about biodiversity conservation problems in the Himalayan region among the people in the developed world. The book can serve as a good source of reference or even as a textbook for both graduate and undergraduate students in conservation biology and mountain ecology.