Over 600 species of orchids grow in sikkim, epiphytal and terresterial types, in the tropical and temperate zones 35 species of rhododendrons grow in temperate and alpine regions, their flowering from may to august colours hillsides animals: amongst the mammals of sikkim are the rare snow leopard, himalayan black. A biodiversity hotspot, sikkim is famed both within and outside the country for its exemplary measures to protect and preserve its rich flora and fauna the himalayan state is blessed with more than 4,500 flowering plants and several globally endangered wildlife species with hon'ble chief minister shri. Sikkim biodiversity action plan 2012 forest, environment and wildlife management department of the state government has formulated the sikkim biodiversity action plan with the objective of preserving the state's natural and cultural heritage 15/08/2012 government of sikkim biodiversity biodiversity conservation. The eastern himalayas • the sikkim himalaya • eastern nepal • bhutan • north-eastern states of india • some parts china and myanmar farmers biodiversity conservation • protected areas • wildlife sanctuaries • national parks • biosphere reserves • reserve forests, community forests • cultivated systems.
Unregulated development projects add to the potential of natural factors to devastate the mountains and valleys of north sikkim which are rich in biodiversity text and photographs by ajt johnsingh. Biosphere reserve, sikkim, india wildlife institute of india sathyakumar s, bashir t, bhattacharya t poudyal k (2011) mammals of the khangchendzonga biosphere reserve, sikkim, india 327-350 in: arrawatia ml, tambe s (eds) ( 2011) biodiversity of sikkim – exploring and conserving a global. Sikkim is a land-locked state in the north-east of india it is located in the ecological hotspot of lower himalayas sikkim exhibits a diverse range of flora and fauna owing to its attitudinal gradation, the state has a wide variety of plants, from tropical to temperate to alpine and tundra, and is.
In addition to snow leopards, camera traps have also captured the rare pallas cat , blue sheep and the tibetan argali. For the ones who are interested to taste such flavors of montane biodiversity, fambong lho wildlife sanctuary is a must visit for them, at least once fambong lho wildlife sanctuary, fambong lho wildlife sanctuary sikkim, fambong lho wildlife sanctuary gangtok fambong lho wildlife sanctuary. National park is an area which is strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity, and where activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted name of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, year of notification and total area is given. Wildlife harvesting is one of the most important threats to vertebrate populations with wildlife protection laws becoming stricter, the hunting of bigger games has become risky and this has diverted attention to small animals like frogs and snakes extent of amphibian intake for local consumption remains.
The directorate of ecotourism is an apex body under the forest, environment and wildlife management department constituted to organize and ensure effective keeping this in view, government of japan through japan international cooperation agency (jica) has sanctioned financial assistance for sikkim biodiversity. Fambong lho and (lower elevations of) pangolakha wildlife sanctuaries in east sikkim, barsey in west sikkim and maenam wildlife sanctuary in south sikkim as well as lower fringes of the khangchendzonga national park and biosphere reserve are the protected ibas in this ecoregion lake khecheopalri in west sikkim. With our newly launched project of planting 15,000 trees at sikkim, we aim to conserve the biodiversity of the area with the participation of fringe forest communities and also provide opportunities to these communities to enhance their standard of living through forestry and other income-generating activities the chief. Wildlife & biodiversity biodiversity at a glance india is recognized as one of the 12 mega diversity centres of the world out of the 18 biodiversity hot-spots in the world, india owns 2, namely the western ghats and the eastern himalayas sikkim covering just 02 % of the geographical area of the country has.
Looking for the red panda, trying to photograph the elusive snow leopard, or hiking through a rhododendron forest when the flowers are in full bloom are a few of the activities that make sikkim's nature reserves such an exciting place entry to all national parks and wildlife sanctuaries need prior permission. Anonymous (2011) sikkim ecotourism policy published by sikkim biodiversity conservation and forest management project (sbfp), forest, environment and wildlife management department (fewmd), govt of sikkim, gangtok, sikkim source: sikkim biodiversity conservation and forest management. India's environment ministry has drafted a notification to reduce width of protected areas around forests to clear dams in a global biodiversity hotspot sikkim is a global biodiversity hotspot, home to endangered animals such as snow leopard, clouded leopard, red panda and great tibetan sheep.
Indian journal of traditional knowledge vol 8 (1), january 2009, pp 51-55 indigenous lifestyles and biodiversity conservation issues in north sikkim usha lachungpa department of forest, environment and wildlife management, government of sikkim, deorali, gangtok 737 102, sikkim e-mail: [email protected] gmailcom. Government of sikkim office of the principal chief conservator of forests-cum- secretary forest, environment and wildlife management department gangtok- 737 101, sikkim no: 504/f date: 1492006 notification in exercise powers conferred by section 63 of the biological diversity act, 2002, the. In addressing the environmental problems of an area, birds can be used as very appropriate bio-indicators (newton, 1995 urfi, 2011) suggesting the status of biodiversity in general (bird life international, 2001 bhatt and joshi, 2011) biodiversity assessment provides valuable guidelines for the prioritisation of reserves and.
India is recognized as one of the 12 mega diversity centres of the world out of the 18 biodiversity hot-spots in the world, india owns 2, namely the western ghats and the eastern himalayas sikkim covering just 02 % of the geographical area of the country has tremendous biodiversity and has been identified as one of the. Tourism has been growing steadily in sikkim such that the negative impacts are becoming increasingly obvious yuksam villagers started a community based ecotourism initiative for biodiversity conservation, home stays, waste management and more. Sikkim state, located between bhutan and nepal, is in the eastern himalayan region, that is a natural hot spot of biodiversity and the number of species of flora per unit area in this region is extremely high despite the department of forest, environment and wildlife management, government of sikkim. Included in the plan are proposals to ensure the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity in the himalayas, and wwf's long history in the region puts “ during the survey the team encountered red panda on 7 occasions, and a more intensive survey at pangolakha wildlife sanctuary, sikkim, revealed.