Biodiversity of Nagaland
The whole state of Nagaland is rich in Biodiversity. Nagaland comes under the Indo-Burma (Myanmar) Biodiversity hotspots of the world. It lies between 25°06’ and 27°04’ latitude, north of equator and between the longitudinal lines 93°20’ E and 95°15’ E. The area of the State is 16,579 sq.kms. Though, small in surface area the geographical location with varied climatic conditionranging from tropical to temperate conditions have greatly influenced the rich floristic and faunal diversity in the state.
The flora of Nagaland shows great affinities with flora of Indo-Malaya and Indo-China. The angiospermic flora is represented by about 2,431 species belonging to 963 genera and 186 families. In this, the share of dicots is 1,688 species, 724 genera from 158 families and monocots by 743 species under 239 genera from 28 families. Gymnosperms also register their presence with 9 species, under 6 genera from 5 families. There are over a thousand species of orchids in India and Nagaland alone has about 360 orchid species...Read more
Every local body shall constitute a Biodiversity Management Committee within its area for the purpose of promoting conservation, sustainable use and documentation of biological diversity...
People’s Biodiversity Register is a comprehensive document containing information on available local biological resources (Flora & Fauna) and traditional or indigenous knowledge associated with it.
The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 was enacted by the Parliament of India to conserve biological diversity, sustainably use its components and ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resources and associated knowledge.
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