International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2019, Vol. 6 Issue 4, Part A
Benthic invertebrate species influences nutrient cycling and energy flow in fresh water ecosystems
Sunil Ram Vaidya
Nepal is a land-locked country situated in the central part of the Himalayas stretching between 260 22' and 300 27' N latitudes and 800 40' and 880 12' E longitudes with an altitudinal range from 60m in the south to 8,848m (Mt. Everest, the world's highest mountain peak) in the north. The country is bordered by India in the east, west and south, and the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China in the north. The country is about 885 km long (east-west) with an average breadth of 193 km (north-south). About 500 million people in South Asia depend directly on the abundant water from the mountainous rivers of the Himalaya. The rivers provide water for irrigation, drinking, household, municipal water use, industrial activities, and more than in other regions of the world dominate the religious and cultural life of the society. In spite of the integral role of water for the economic well-being of the area, rivers are under tremendous pressures; additionally monitoring of rivers and sustainable water uses are underdeveloped. In the Himalayan countries, approximately 20% of all deaths among children under five years of age is caused by water borne diseases.
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Sunil Ram Vaidya. Benthic invertebrate species influences nutrient cycling and energy flow in fresh water ecosystems. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2019;6(4):12-16.