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An Assessment of Aquatic Biodiversity of River Bagmati Nepal
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2016, Pages: 35-40
Received: Sep. 11, 2016; Accepted: Sep. 23, 2016; Published: Oct. 11, 2016
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Kripa Ram Mehta, Department of Zoology, Trichandra Multiple Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal
Ujjawal Kumar Singh Kushwaha, Agriculture Botany Division Khumaltar, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Lalitpur, Nepal
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Bagmati is the most important river of the Kathmandu valley. It is the symbol of civilization and watched sacred in Hindu religion. An assessment were done in 2012-2013 in five sites of Bagmati in Kathmandu valley which revealed that the river is totally polluted with bacteria, aquatic flora and fauna and with sewage. The main tributary of the river system, Bagmati has been destroyed by pollution, the water is black and poisonous, crawling with flies and contaminated with sewage. In absence of proper plans the river’s environment is under intense degradation for last couple of decades. The degradation thus depicts the degradation of the civilization within the river valley. Thus there is an urgent to address the river for its longer life both by public and government.
Zooplankton, Phytoplankton, Protozoans, Algae and Fungi, Macro Invertebrates
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Kripa Ram Mehta, Ujjawal Kumar Singh Kushwaha, An Assessment of Aquatic Biodiversity of River Bagmati Nepal, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2016, pp. 35-40. doi: 10.11648/j.eeb.20160102.15
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