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Green News _______________________________________________________________________________ 42.
- a rare and endangered plant found in North East IndiaLunminlal Kipgen and Khuraijam Jibankumar Singh _____________________________________ 63.
Coal resource potentials, utilisation possibilities, environmental implications and eco-friendly mining of North East IndiaKiranmay Sarma ___________________________________________________________________________ 94. Conservation of Endangered Phayre’s leaf langur (
) in degraded habi-tat of southern Assam, IndiaKripaljyoti Mazumdar ____________________________________________________________________ 145. Status and Conservation of Slow Loris
in Northeast IndiaAwadhesh Kumar and Ashalata Devi _____________________________________________________ 186.
Spandan, the bip: Web based platform for biodiversity inventory by people.Neha Singh, Gurushant Upase, Khuraijam Jibankumar Singh
and Vishwas Chavan __ 217.
, a high value endangered medicinal herb: potential in north-east IndiaBharat K. Pradhan and Hemant K. Badola _______________________________________________ 24
Protecting the Wetlands
Sir,Wetlands, as ecosystem contributes to both diver-sity conservation and human well being. However,the sorry state of affairs is that the wetlands are onthe verge of destruction; the sooner we act itwould be better. I would like to share with my ecofriends some practical suggestions for protectingour wetlands, which I found while browsing good books on environment and internet. With thesesimple and effective steps, we can contribute a lotfor protecting our wetlands:1.
Construction of Nest Boxes: If nest boxesare constructed in and within the wet-lands, it shall not only provide shelter tomigratory birds, but will help to boostwetlands tourism, providing platform tosave the wetlands.2.
Buffer or Greenbelts: Maintaining a ve-getative buffer or green belt will protectwetlands from adjacent human activities.3.
Fencing: Wired fencing can be done tosave the wetland from encroachment.4.
Exotic Species Plantation: Plantation of exotic species within the wetland, willnot only add to the conservation of wet-lands but also the exotic plants5.
Creating Awareness: Awareness aboutwetlands should be spread by holdingmini exhibitions within schools and col-lege campus.So sir, through your esteemed newsletter I amdrawing the attention of youths of the N.E. regiontowards these simple yet effective steps for pro-tecting our wetlands from destruction. I hope thatmy minimal contribution can protect my environ-ment from further destruction.
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