Geospatial evaluation of biodiversity pattern in mining landscape of Northern Chhattisgarh, India

The formulation of a practical conservation policy will involve a fuller consideration of human needs also. Conservation plans need to be so developed that they minimize restriction on the people of area. The disturbance map and biological richness map may help to plan and better manage possible nature reserves, to identify and implement buffer zones and to define multi-use areas where predominantly traditional practices can continue. The vegetation cover map of the region has provided the basic information for conservation and land use planning of the district. This study has created an information base, which will help design conservation schemes for long term maintenance of biodiversity. The techniques used are expected to have worldwide application for biodiversity characterization.