Biodiversity, Ecology and Socio-Economic Aspects of Gundia River Basin in the context of proposed Mega Hydro Electric Power Project
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  1. The Indian Wildlife Protection Act (1972) -
  1. The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act, 2002 -
  1. The Indian Forest Act (1927) -
  1. The Forest (Conservation) Act (1980) -
  1. The Environment Protection Act (1986) -
  1. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species -
  1. Wildlife Trust of India -
  1. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) -
  1. Energy and Wetlands Research Group -
  1. Sahyadri – Western Ghats Biodiversity Information System -
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