Biodiversity COnservation and Livelihood Management

by Thatoi, H N & Priya Ranjan Debata

ISBN: 9789354612275
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2022
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Author Profile

Dr. Hrudayanath Thatoi is a Professor, Department of Biotechnology, North Orissa University, Odisha, India. He is also presently working as Director of Centre for Similipal Studies, Director, HRDC, North Orissa University. He has also served as Reader and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Biju Patnaik University and Technology, Odisha and Sr. Scientist, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai. Prof. Thatoi obtained his M. Sc, M. Phil. and Ph. D. from Utkal University, Odisha and has more than 15 years of teaching and 25 years of research experience. Prof. Thatoi has published more than 200 research papers in various nationally and internationally reputed journals and more than 30 book chapters in National and International publications. Prof. Thatoi has also authored 18 reference books and Seminar Proceedings. Dr. Priya Ranjan Debata Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology at North Orissa University. He received his M.Sc. in Zoology from Berhampur University in 1998. He worked for his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, and obtained his Ph.D. in Life Sciences from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in 2008. He is a recipient of CSIR-JRF-NET Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, and Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship from the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. He has more than five years of Postdoctoral Research experience at City University of New York, USA. Dr. Debata has implemented research projects from DBT Govt. of India, DST Govt. of Odisha, and DST Govt. of India. He has published many peer-reviewed papers in international journals. He joined the North Orissa University as faculty in 2012.

About The Book

Biodiversity conservation is a major issue in the current era as the majority of species are under the threat of extinction. Most of the threats are coming from anthropogenic activities and climate change. The world is moving in a crossroads were priorities for the supply of food to the increasing population and side by side exploitation of biodiversity and a realistic thought for biodiversity conservation. Forest and biodiversity play an important role in an alternate livelihood and mitigating hunger from time immemorial. Similipal Biosphere Reserve is situated in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha and is the natural home to varieties of animals, plants, and vegetation. This supports the livelihood for several tribal villages located both within and outside of it. But with increasing the population and decreasing the forest areas needs alternate livelihood supports for the people depending on the forest. Taking into consideration these issues, a national level seminar was organized by the Centre for Similipal Studies, North Orissa University to discuss the issues related to biodiversity conservation and livelihood management. The book covers some of the topics discussed in the seminar along with invited articles from various experts working in the field of biodiversity conservation and livelihood management. The book contains 32 chapter comprising biodiversity issues and livelihood management in two different sections. The book is extremely important for students, researchers, policymakers, and the Govt. for implementation of various programs related to biodiversity conservation and livelihood management

Table of Contents

Foreword v Preface vii — Section 1 — Biodiversity Conservation 1. Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Livelihood 3 Sharat Kumar Palita and Debabrata Panda 2. Vegetation Diversity and Litterfall Production of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, India 27 Rabindra Kumar Mishra 3. Diversity and Distribution of Invasive Alien Plant Species of Odisha, India 43 Shanta Sagarika Dash, Shubhosmita Mohapatra and Anil Kumar Biswal 4. Medicinal Plants Conservation Areas in Mayurbhanj Districts, Odisha 51 Srustidhar Rout 5. A Checklist of Orchids in Similipal Biosphere Reserve and its Conservation Approaches 57 Debashish Behera, Sulagna Subhasmita Jena and Debaraj Parida 6. Floristic Diversity in a Dry Deciduous Forest of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, India 71 Manas Ranjan Mohanta, Amrita Manjari and Sudam Charan Sahu 7. Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use of Some Medicinal Plants in Vindhyan Region of Uttar Pradesh 87 Somesh Gupta and Satya Prakash Yadav 8. Plant Derived Anticancer Agents and Future Perspectives 101 Shubhasmita Mohapatra and Priya Ranjan Debata 9. Protection and Conservation of Tiger Habitats in Odisha: An Overview 113 Rajkishore Mohanta 10. Sloth Bears in and Around Similipal Biosphere Reserve: Threats and Conservation 127 Prakash Mardaraj and Janmejay Sethy 11. Migration, Movement and Human-Elephant Conflict in Peripheral Area of Similipal Biosphere Region, Using Remote Sensing and GIS 141 Debabrata Nandi, Sandeep Ojha, Tribeni Nayak and Snehalata Ghadei 12. A Review of Recent Mortality Trends of Asian Elephants in Simlipal Tiger Reserve, Odisha, India 159 Biswajit Mohanty 13. Similipal Biosphere Reserve and Elephant Conservation 167 Dillip Mishra 14. Understanding Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Human-Sloth Bear Conflict in Northern Odisha, India 173 Himanshu Shekhar Palei and Hemanta Kumar Sahu 15. Assessment of Mugger Crocodiles (Crocodylus palustris) Population Status and Distribution in the Similipal Tiger Reserve, Mayurbhanj, Odisha 189 Srustidhar Rout and Sukanta Kumar Nayak 16. Effect of Zinc Chloride and Nickel Chloride on Morphology of Tadpole of Duttaphrynus melanostictus, Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis and Microhyla ornata 197 Puspanjali Parida and Maheswar Sahoo 17. Traditional Value and Antibacterial Activity of Microtermite (Odontotermes obesus) of Mayurbhanj District, Odisha, India 205 Subhrakanta Jena, Sushree Sudha Das and Hemanta Kumar Sahu 18. Freshwater Cyanobacterial Diversity of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, India 215 Harisankar Dey and Akshaya Kumar Bastia 19. Microbial Diversity of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha: An Update 231 Sukanta Kumar Nayak and Hrudayanath Thatoi 20. Evaluation of Antimicrobial Potential of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Leaf Extracts 245 Himadri Gourav Behuria, Gayatree Panda and Santosh Kumar Sahu 21. Antimicrobial Secondary Metabolites of Endolichenic Fungi Associated with Lichen Thalli of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha 255 Srichandan Padhi, Marco Masi, Alessio Cimmino, Antonio Evidente and Kumanand Tayung 22. Traditional Knowledge for Biodiversity Conservation 275 Nabin Kumar Dhal, Nirad Chandra Rout and Sandeep Kumar Kabi — Section 2 — Livelihood Management 23. Similipal Biosphere Reserve: An Anthropology of a Lost Paradise 289 Jagannath Dash 24. The People and their Livelihood Inside Similipal Forest, Odisha, India 319 Debabrata Swain 25. Similipal Biosphere Reserve and Tribal Livelihood 335 Sundara Narayana Patro 26. Ensuring Biodiversity Conservation and Local Livelihood Outside Protected Areas in Odisha: A Critical Analysis 343 Sushil K. Dutta, Pratyush P. Mohapatra, Prasad K. Dash, Cuckoo Mahapatra and Arun K. Mishra 27. Tasar Culture as Befitting Sustainable Livelihood Option for Tribal People of Mayurbhanj District of Odisha 355 Prasanta Kumar Kar 28. Wild Edible Mushrooms as Livelihood Support for Rural Tribal People in Similipal Biosphere Reserve, India 367 Hrudayanath Thatoi, Mrunmaya Kumar Panda and Kumananda Tayung 29. Resource Conservation and Livelihood Generation through Sustainable Agroforestry Systems in the Plateau Zone of Odisha: A review 375 Gayadhar Shial and Umasankar Nayak 30. Biodiversity of Underutilised Fruits in the Plateau Zone of Odisha and their Role in Food, Nutrition and Livelihood Security 393 Umasankar Nayak, Gayadhar Shial, Madhab Chandra Behera and Ranjan Kumar Tarai 31. Wild Foods Consumed by Ethnic and Local Communities of Imphal, Manipur State of India 409 Rajkumari Supriya Devi and Sanjeet Kumar 32. Microbial Biopesticides an Opportunity for Improvement of Livelihood Generation 419 Kumar Sambhav Giri and Gargee Mohanty 33. Changing Socio-Cultural Tradition of Santal Tribes: A Case Study of Mayurbhanj District in Odisha, India 433 Suvendu Kumar Satapathy Index 443