Dhanauri: A Bird Habitat Amidst Human Habitation

Himanshu Choudhery The Dhanauri wetland is a small but important wetland located in Greater Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh, close to the Okhla bird sanctuary and Surajpur wetland. The wetland is surrounded by several villages, namely, Dhanauri, Amipur Bangar, Thasrana, Gadana and Bhatta. The wetland, which is mostly composed of marshes, is a … Continue reading Dhanauri: A Bird Habitat Amidst Human Habitation

Threatened wetland ecology: impact of over fertilization and non-point sources

By Vipin Kumar Wetlands are highly productive, water saturated areas having life adapted under these conditions. Swamps, marshes, estuaries, and bogs are all examples of wetlands. They act as a sponge to control flood, recharge groundwater and filter nutrients. They also offer habitats to different native flora and fauna, and breeding spaces to migratory birds. In … Continue reading Threatened wetland ecology: impact of over fertilization and non-point sources

Huge Opportunity and Even Bigger Challenges: Wetland Restoration in the Urban

By Ajay Immanuel Gonji It has been a little over a year and a half since Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) entered into a management agreement with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to restore a small relict of the Jahangirpuri group of wetlands. The Dheerpur Wetland Park (DWP) is an ambitious collaborative project between AUD and … Continue reading Huge Opportunity and Even Bigger Challenges: Wetland Restoration in the Urban

Referencing is central to Ecological Restoration?

By Vijaylakshmi Suman Ecologists use referencing information in ecological restoration to define pre-set goals and approach to evaluate success of a project. The larger goal is also to determine the condition under which restored ecosystem would sustain on its own. The selection and use of reference information is a central and defining issue for restoration … Continue reading Referencing is central to Ecological Restoration?