Deteriorating Condition of Sacred Groves in Jammu City and its Surroundings, JK

* Krishna Priya, Dr. Sanjay Sharma
2012 International Journal of Scientific Research  
Traditional conservation practices of indigenous people such as small forest patches dedicated to local deity, contributed to the conservation and protection of biodiversity. The present study was aimed to examine the threats to the biodiversity of sacred groves of Jammu city. The survey was conducted and information was collected from 60 different sacred sites. The study reveals that these conservation sites face different levels of threats from urbanization, over-exploitation of natural
more » ... ces, fragmentation, expansion of agriculture, religious tourism, lack of awareness, sanskritization, etc.
doi:10.15373/22778179/apr2014/73 fatcat:qdezmqmspbat7p2yxljxhqpkna