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Identification of Social Norms in Conserving and Utilizing Biodiversity in Aligarh District, India

  • Arti SharmaEmail author
  • Tejbir Singh Rana
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Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Abstract

This study analyses the views of people in Aligarh District towards the flora and fauna that surround them. The study was designed to capture the insights of an indigenous accepted wisdom related to north Indian society. Subsequently, it examines the prospects available for the conservation of biodiversity in the district. For this research, primary data were collected with the help of a structured questionnaire. The study found that the residents of the district are thoughtful towards the flora and fauna surrounding them. They take good care of biodiversity to the best of their ability and believe. According to Hindu mythology, it is believe that killing any living creature considered as a sin. This religious belief helps to conserve and protect the biodiversity of the district.

Keywords

Flora Fauna Rural Alighar district 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyShaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of GeographyShivaji College, University of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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