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Folklore and Biodiversity Conservation Concern:An Indian Persective of Food Security
Biodiversity commonly comprises countless plants and animals. They provide essential components that feed and heal people, while varieties of crop plants, aquatic species as well as livestock nourishes humans and wildlife. Conserving and using biodiversity sustainably is the primary concern to people in developing countries. In India, folklore plays an important role in the life and culture of people. It is a rich treasure of human experiences, provides us clues about how the ancient people of India maintained the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems governed by the folkloric traditions. And, eventually, it has been found that such traditions ensured food security since ancient times. Herein, in Indian context, the role of folklores relating to plants, animals and fishes and their impact on the conservation of resources are briefly overviewed and discussed.
Biodiversity Conservation, Folklore, Food Security, India.
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