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Students of Ghorakhori Inter College visit Nag Tibba
azzayindia | November 23, 2008 at 01:30 amby
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MUSSOORIE, 22 Nov: The students of Government Inter College, Gorakhori, visited Nag Tibba peak at a height of 10,000 feet on a two day study tour under the supervision of Dr Uday Gaur, Lecturer, Biology. The subject for the tour was Mountain Biodiversity and Ecology.
The students conducted a study of the plants that were present 10 years ago during a study done by Dr Uday Gaur, the Biology Lecturer at Gorakhori Inter College near Nainbagh.
According to Dr Gaur, the students searched for the plants which were available 10 years ago in the Nag Tibba area like Podophyllum hexandrum, aculeatum and 10 other species. To their dismay, they found none of them existing, presently. The main reason cited for this was climate change and global warming. The findings suggested that anthroplogical activities, over-grazing, trekking and uprooting of plants were the main reason for extinction of these plants.
The students felt the need for scientific preservation and conservation of the area. Dr Gaur further said that the perennial herb Podophyllum hexandrum and other species native to Nag Tibba were not sighted in this study tour.
The need for scientific data gathering and documentation had to be intitiated at the policy level so that the species in this area could be preserved, it was stated.
Dr Gaur said the experince gained by the school children at Nag Tibba would create awareness among students.