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National Geographic March 1962.

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Both KIOCL and Alva’s resort have already transgressed several conservation laws and are liable to be prosecuted, as has been argued by Wildlife First in a recent writ petition pending before the Karnataka High Court. Food Chains and Webs -Pyramids - Biological Magnification. .. However, forest regrowth is limited by numerous obstacles to tree seedling establishment (Nepstad, 1989). PubMed View Article Google Scholar Griffin JN, O'Gorman EJ, Emmerson MC, Jenkins SR, Klein AM, Loreau M, Symstad AJ: Biodiversity and the stability of ecosystem functioning.

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Publisher: National Geographic Society (March 1962)

ISBN: B002MBQRPM

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