International Journal of Zoology Studies

International Journal of Zoology Studies


International Journal of Zoology Studies
International Journal of Zoology Studies
Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)

Sacred groves of thar desert: A case study of Kolu Pabuji Oran of western Rajasthan and its biodiversity profiling


Mamta Rawat, Sumit Dookia

Sacred groves (orans) are an age old conservation practices of natural resources adapted by visionary locals of desert of Rajasthan since time immortal, in order to survive extremes of harsh climate during the prolonged period of famines. The practice of leaving a considerable fraction of land for grazing grounds has been a key practice of almost all villages of western Rajasthan. These groves play not only an important role in community based conservation of biodiversity but also provides food security to combat poverty in the harshest periods of prolonged droughts, when the economy of Rajasthan is largely livestock based. The floral and faunal biodiversity profiling of Kolu Pabuji Oran has been inventoried to highlight the importance of such community managed village commons and their role in biodiversity conservation in present context.
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How to cite this article:
Mamta Rawat, Sumit Dookia. Sacred groves of thar desert: A case study of Kolu Pabuji Oran of western Rajasthan and its biodiversity profiling. International Journal of Zoology Studies, Volume 2, Issue 6, 2017, Pages 201-207
International Journal of Zoology Studies