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Stakeholder motivation for the conservation of sacred groves in south India: An analysis of environmental perceptions of rural and urban neighbourhood communities
Abstract Sacred groves (SGs) of south India are the local communities’ self-enforced spiritual institutions, which contain natural forests and swamps. Thus, the communities’ faith in traditionalExpand
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Ants Indicate Urbanization Pressure in Sacred Groves of Southwest India:A Pilot Study
Sacred groves may contain remnants of pristine and primary forests outside the state-owned protected area system. As they are small fragments and located in the neighbourhood of human settlements,Expand
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Diversity of Platygastridae in Leaf Litter and Understory Layers of Tropical Rainforests of the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot, India
Abstract Platygastridae is the third largest family of parasitic Hymenoptera in the world. It includes important egg and larval parasitoids of insects and spiders. Therefore, Platygastridae isExpand
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Interactive effects of urbanization and year on invasive and native ant diversity of sacred groves of South India
Urbanization is a major threat to native biodiversity. Invasion of tramp species is a major consequence of urbanization, which might threaten native species. Ants are established robust ecosystemExpand
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Sacred groves and serpent‐gods moderate human–snake relations
Overshadowed by growing concerns over contemporary human‐in‐ duced threats to ecosystems associated with global urbanization, numerous cultures throughout the world have upheld the preserva‐ tion ofExpand
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Native and invasive ants affect floral visits of pollinating honey bees in pumpkin flowers (Cucurbita maxima)
Global pollinator decline is a major concern. Several factors—climate change, land-use change, the reduction of flowers, pesticide use, and invasive species—have been suggested as the reasons.Expand