Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Threatened wetlands of Jammu region: concerns and way forward
Author(s): Vaini Gupta, Roopma Gandotra, Dalbir Singh Parihar
Abstract: The Jammu region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, because of its unique climatic conditions supports a number of wetlands. These wetlands act as productive ecosystems supporting a great variety of flora and fauna. They also act as a source of attraction for tourists. However, these wetlands are now at the brink of extinction due to a lot number of factors which include invasions, encroachment, pollution and human interference. Hence, the present article throws light on the urgency of various measures required to save these rich wetlands from the threat of overexploitation and hence extinction.