Most of South Asia used to be covered by forests and woodlands.
The environmental situation in South Asia is worrisome, but wildlife protection encourages some optimism.
Despite population pressure and intense poverty, the region has managed to retain a diverse assortment of wildlife.
There are several large reserves of wild elephants in India.
Project Tiger is credited with increasing the country's tiger population from 1200 in the 1970s to roughly 3500 by the 1990s.
The Narmada River has a dam on it.
The tiger disappeared as a result of human activities.
The population of the Ganges Valley increased by 30 percent over the course of four years.
Wildlife experts disagree about this from years ago.
The high death rate of tigers in many areas led to the clearing of forests.
More recently, hill slopes in the Himalayas and in the done more to conserve tigers--and other wildlife species-- remote lands of eastern India have been heavily logging for than most other poor and crowded countries.
How commercial purposes are involved.
India embarked on several convert remaining wildlands to farmlands in the 1970s.
India's forest coverage increased by 2266 square of rapid immigration and political unrest according to the central government.
Most Indian environmentalists are skeptical, pointing out that tigers and elephants threaten crops, and even people living near the reserves.
Many existing forests are being degraded by a rogue.
Reforested elephant herd ruins a crop or a tiger kills livestock, govern areas in India, and are often covered by nonnative ment agents who are forced to destroy the animal.
firewood is still the main cooking fuel in areas of South Asia, as a result of a shortage of fuelwood in most rural areas.
People are forced to burn dung cakes.
It can take several hours a day to gather wood.
There is adequate heat here, but it is diverted to the Indian state of Rajasthan where women return home with bundles of wood.
Villagers in India's forested areas sometimes band together to protest, as the remaining sources of wood are often far from the villages.
In the 70s, the so-called Chipko movement brought women in northern India together to stop logging.
Local residents became involved in the projects because of the social pressure.
Villagers want their own rights to land and resources in wooded areas.
The 2006 Forest Rights Act granted extensive rights to forest-dwelling Indians.
Some urban environmentalists argue that this legislation could increase the rate of forest destruction, as more villages try to convert woodlands to agricultural fields.
The World's Emerging South Asia recently surpassed East Asia to become the world's most populous region, and India will probably overtake China to become the world's most populous country in 2022.
South Asia's fertility levels have fallen in recent years.
South Asia has made remarkable agricultural gains since the 1960s, but there is still concern about the region's ability to feed its growing population.
South Asia's recent decline in birthrates shows distinct geographical patterns.
The states of southern and western India, along with Sri Lanka, are now at or below replacement level and should soon see population stabilization.
Birth rates remain elevated in Pakistan and India.
Family-planning programs are established in all South Asian countries.
There is concern over India's population growth in the Indian state of Rajasthan where the Ranthambhore National Park is located.
In the 1960s, it was started.
One of the best places to see wild tigers is in South Asia.
In most of South Asia, there is a preference for male children.
South Asia is a densely populated region.
Smaller metropolitan areas such as streams, wells, canals, or small tanks store water between monsoon rains.
The leaders of the Kilometers are behind the effort.
Pakistan's population will continue to grow even at this level.
The United States packed into an area smaller than the state of Wisconsin has made huge strides in population growth.
In 1975, its TFR was 6.3, but dropped to the core area of the Ganges and Indus river valleys and is currently 2.3.
Settlement is less dense due to strong governmental support and is more sparse in the arid lands due to radio messages and billboards.
Although most of South Asia's north more than 35,000 women fieldworkers who take informationern mountains are too rugged and high to support heavy about family planning into every village in the country.
Pashtuns are moving to Karachi.
Over the South Asian agriculture has historically been less produced than that of East Asia due to migrants being forced out by war.
According to a 2012 UN report, the average rice yield in India is 2.3 metric tons perhectare, which is less than the average of battle-scarred homelands.