UNESCO outline - FUNDING SUPPORT FOR THE MANAS WILDLIFE...

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FUNDING SUPPORT FOR THE MANAS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY I. Overview of the Sanctuary A. Located in northern India near foothills of Himalayas B. Declared sanctuary in 1928, Tiger reserve created 1973 C. Two major biomes present: grassland and forest D. 950 kilometers of preserved space II. Biological interrelationships A. Flora – one of richest in world, four major vegetation types a. Four major types of vegetation, some unique to the area B. Fauna – Vast amounts of species a. 31 species listed as threatened b. Rare unique species – Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Pygmy Hog, etc. C. Extreme biodiversity and interdependence of predators and other species a. Interrelationships are rife III. Overview of the Problem A. India’s population – 56 villages surround the Park, more fringe villages are directly or indirectly dependent B. One of few Tiger sanctuaries remaining C. Heavy poaching and terrorist activities D. Heavy deforestation changes ecology E. Entire rhino population wiped out during Bode movement
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