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Volume 4 | Number 2 | November 2012 v4i2.77 taprobanica 42 cover


Volume 4 | Number 2 | November 2012
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 16 December 2011
Accepted date: 30 April 2012
Published date: 14 November 2012
Pp. 103–104.

Box turtles in and adjacent to Loktak Lake, Manipur – India

R.R. Singh* & K.J. Singh
*E-mail: princerobbin@gmail.com

Manipur is a biodiversity rich state located in the northeastern part of India that borders Myanmar. Situated within the western portion of the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, the state has a large number of endemic and endangered species. The state is also prone to habitat destruction due to rapid clearing of forest for shifting cultivation, which is a common practice in the hill districts for agriculture and collection of firewood and timber. In the valley districts, the entire forest areas were converted to agricultural fields leaving only a few remaining green spaces, such as the sacred groves locally known as Umang Lais, small hillocks, and Keibul Lamjao National Park.

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