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Environmental Crisis in the Eastern Himalayan Landscapes in India

Bhattacharya, Sayan

The Eastern Himalayas in India demonstrate vast ecological diversity in its varied range of flora and fauna. The local communities also form an integral part of the ecological landscape, deriving various services from the forest and mountain ecosystems. Recently, however, due to severe anthropogenic pressure and unplanned developmental activities, the Eastern Himalayans have displayed signs of rapid habitat destruction. This photo essay aims to discuss the nature of the challenges in the Eastern Himalayas which pose a palpable threat to the local ecology and environment, and to establish how a more sustainable approach is necessary to salvage this ecologically unique region.

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Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development

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Earth Institute
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November 11, 2019