Bioscience and Bioengineering
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Bioscience and Bioengineering, Vol.3, No.2, Apr. 2017, Pub. Date: Sep. 27, 2017
A Vast Aquatic Diversity Reveals the Richness of Bagmati Biodiversity
Pages: 11-16 Views: 145 Downloads: 87
Authors
[01] Kripa Ram Mehta, Department of Zoology, Trichandra Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Ghantaghar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
[02] Ujjawal Kumar Singh Kushwaha, Agriculture Botany Division, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal.
Abstract
Bagmati is a holy river of Nepal which flows through Kathmandu valley. It has both religious and social value. An assessment was conducted in 2011/12 that showed richness of aquatic biodiversity of Bagmati. The level of flora and fauna also indicated the level of pollution of water. Many bacteria, fungi, aquatic protozoans, fish, and algai were present. Thus there is urgent to address the river to conserve its aquatic biodiversity. It needs to carefully regulate and control human activities, resource use, and waste disposal in order to improve the water quality in the Baghmati. This can best be accomplished in conjunction with improved environment planning and control and inter-sectoral coordination at national, and local levels.
Keywords
Zooplankton, Phytoplankton, Protozoans, Algae and Fungi, Diatoms, Macro Invertebrates
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