Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Changing climate threatens sacred groves

The sacred groves in the eastern coast of south India are a unique ecosystem. They represent tropical dry evergreen forests. Over the years the tree population in these forests have decreased by 30% and liana (woody climbers) have increased by 30%. While this could be an indication of climate change, it also indicates a decline in the ecosystem’s climate resilience. MORE … 

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