2. DIVERSITY OF INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES IN TRISHNA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, TRIPURA, NORTHEAST INDIA by BIMAL DEBNATH, AMAL DEBNATH AND CHIRANJIT PAUL
The present investigation is an attempt to catalogue the alien species of Trishna wildlife sanctuary which is under serious hazard due to intentional invasion of exotic species. Our present study also deals with the implication and interferences of invasive alien flora of Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary of South District of Tripura. A total number of 115 alien species under 85 genera belonging to 42 families have been documented. Among these maximum of the species are originated from the American continent with rich herbaceous representative. Asteraceae and Cassia are the dominant invasive family and genus respectively in the study site. It is revealed that 94 species are used as various economic purposes and 18 species are used as medicines. It is also reported from the study area that, only 33 species were introduced intentionally, while remaining species were introduced in several unmannered trading ways. The present study could be used for the better planning for detection of the notorious species and to design management strategies for conservation of biodiversity of the Trishna sanctuary specifically the habitats of the Indian bison.
KEY WORDS: Invasive Species, Diversity, Habitat Interferences, Wildlife Sanctuary, Trishna, India.
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