MYTH 1: The Himalayan forests are everywhere being destroyed

Pearce, Fred
April 1991
New Scientist;4/13/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1764, p35
Refutes three commonly held beliefs about the Himalayan ecology. Findings of Alton Byers of the Woodlands Mountain Institute in Franklin, West Virginia with respect to deforestation in certain areas of the Himalayas; Experiment results of Lawrence Hamilton of the East-West Environment and Policy Institute with respect to deforestations impact on soil erosion; Why low vegetation protects soil; Hamilton's findings with respect to sedimentation causing floods.


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