Sustaining biodiversity in wetland paddy (1999)

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In conventional wetland paddy cultivation, all natural vegetation is removed during the establishment of the crop. This in turn eliminates all natural animals living within the ecosystem. In the humid tropics where wetland paddy is widely grown and the natural ecosystem can be very rich, this complete elimination of biodiversity could have serious repercussions. To reduce the loss of biodiversity, bunds can be left with vegetation. So, this is a profitable and ecologically sound approach.

 
Year: 1999
Language: English
In: Ileia Newsletter DECEMBER 1999: www.metafro.be/leisa/1999/51.pdf,

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