Role of Sacred Groves in
Biodiversity Conservation
Prof Avinash Khaire
Prof Avinash Khaire
(2009)
(2009)
Lecture delivered as a Resource Person
Lecture delivered as a Resource Person
during two day State Level Seminar on
during two day State Level Seminar on
“Biodiversity: Web of Life”
“Biodiversity: Web of Life”
held on 21
held on 21
st
st
and 22
and 22
nd
nd
March 2009 at Kirti College,
March 2009 at Kirti College,
Dadar, Mumbai
Dadar, Mumbai
Continental Drift
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The Indian plate crashed into
The Indian plate crashed into
the Eurasian plate (Asia) &
the Eurasian plate (Asia) &
created the tallest mountain
created the tallest mountain
range ‘
range ‘
Himalayas
Himalayas
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’.
l
l
Due to its location Indian
Due to its location Indian
Subcontinent enjoys various
Subcontinent enjoys various
climatic conditions. Under
climatic conditions. Under
these climatic conditions and
these climatic conditions and
various phases of global
various phases of global
warming and ice ages, parent
warming and ice ages, parent
rocks developed different types
rocks developed different types
of soils.
of soils.
135 Million Years Ago
Today