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THE BIOLOGICAL VALUES AND CONSERVATION STATUS OF SACRED GROVES IN THE BALASORE WILDLIFE DIVISION, ODISHA: A CASE STUDY

Raj Kishore MOHANTA; Bhupendra Singh ADHIKARI; Hemanta Kumar SAHU; Kedar Kumar SWAIN;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2012 Journal: International Journal of Conservation Science (issn: 2067-533X, eissn: 2067-8223, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
Abstract
On a global scale, the existing Sacred Groves (SGs) are based on ancestral worship and focus on the conservation of forest patches. Sacred groves are distributed over a wide ecosystem and help in the conservation of rare and endemic species. Well preserved sites are store houses of biological, ecological, medicinal, ethno-cultural and religious values. We documented the state of 13 Sacred Groves in Balasore, Odisha during March 2011. For a detailed investigation, sample areas were set, for the assessment of floral and faunal diversity, ethno-cultural values and management status. A total of 58 floral species and 13 faunal species were recorded. In Balasore, Sacr...
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free text keywords: Biological value, ethno-cultural and religious values, anthropogenic pressure, conservation status, sacred groves, Fine Arts, N, Arts in general, NX1-820
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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