Environmental Conservation address environmental policy, practice, natural and social science at the global level. IUCN has recognized Teesta river basin, harbouring the elegant Gymnosperms in Sikkim as a part of Indo-Burma hot spot. Gymnosperms carry immense ecological, economical, and evolutionary, importance. Present proposal aims to make a study in Northern Sikkim (Lachung, Yumthang, Sevo, Lachen, Yakthang, Kalep and Thangu) for the planning of environmental conservation and management of the 18 species of Gymnosperms. Our main objectives includes, review policies on natural resource management and land-use; Analyse social, economic, and environmental issues and develop a framework of joint action between institutions.

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Conservation governance and policy monitoring of ecologically and economically significant gymnosperms in North Sikkim Himalaya

Prabha Sharma   Department of Botany, University of Delhi

P. L Uniyal   Department of Botany, University of Delhi

Environmental Conservation address environmental policy, practice, natural and social science at the global level. IUCN has recognized Teesta river basin, harbouring the elegant Gymnosperms in Sikkim as a part of Indo-Burma hot spot. Gymnosperms carry immense ecological, economical, and evolutionary, importance. Present proposal aims to make a study in Northern Sikkim (Lachung, Yumthang, Sevo, Lachen, Yakthang, Kalep and Thangu) for the planning of environmental conservation and management of the 18 species of Gymnosperms. Our main objectives includes, review policies on natural resource management and land-use; Analyse social, economic, and environmental issues and develop a framework of joint action between institutions.

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