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  The IDB2013 logo is available in Hindi, courtesy of the Sambodhi Research & Management Institute


  Ministry of Environment & Forests, 22 May 2013, New Delhi
The Ministry of Environment & Forests, in collaboration with WWF-India and Wetlands International, organized the national celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2013. The event was presided by Dr. V. Rajagopalan, Secretary (Environment & Forests)/Vice Minister, Government of India. Various stakeholders from over 30 organisations participated with enthusiasm, representing the concerned Central sectorial Ministries and their agencies, State Government agencies, Universities/research organizations, national and international NGOs, UN agencies, international organizations and industry.

Several federal State Governments (e.g., Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh etc.), and various organizations (e.g., Arid Forest Research Institute) were also present at the celebration and celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity in a befitting manner.

Mr. Hem Pande, Additional Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forests, discussed the International Day for Biological Diversity on AIR FM Rainbow Delhi FM 102.6 radio station.

Among other activities:


  Govt. of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi, 22 May 2013
The Government of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi organized a workshop on water and biodiversity for eco-club students and teachers in New Delhi.


  National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai
The National Biodiversity Authority celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity on the theme of “Water and Biodiversity” on 22 May 2013 at 10.30am at our campus. On this very special occasion, we are launching a Publication “Watering Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management” by Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati, Chairman of the National Biodiversity Authority. The book is released by Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, Founder, Chairman & Chief Mentor, MSSRF.


  Uttar Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, 22 May 2013, Lucknow
The Uttar Pradesh State Biodiversity Board celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity.

Articles are invited for the souvenir that will be released on 22 May 2013. Please send articles on Water and Biodiversity as soon as possible, details here.

Also a photography contest is being organized, details here.

  22 May 2013, Uttar Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, Lucknow


  Arid Forest Research Institute (AFRI), Jodhpur
The Arid Forest Research Institute celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity 2013 by raising awareness on biodiversity. The Institute is organizing a small lecture, a plantation of few seedlings and plans to organize a painting competition for children on the theme of Water and Biodiversity. More details will follow.


  Manipur Biodiversity Board, Iroishemba
The Manipur Biodiversity Board celebrates the International day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2013 at the State level and at BMC level with the main function to be held at Manipur Zoological Garden, Iroishemba.

On 13 May, a drawing/painting competition is held at Manipur Forest Training School, Luwangsangbam as a part of the celebration. Prize winners of the competition will be awarded during the celebration programme on 22 May.


  National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), Karnal
The National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity 2013 at Pathankot in Punjab amongst the GOJRI Buffalo pastoralists.


  Sambodhi Research & Management Institute (SRMI)
The Sambodhi Research & Management Institute (SRMI) celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity 2013. More information will follow shortly.


  Babul Films
Babul Films wants to organize celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2013 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Babul Films is committed to ensure that all of us collectively fulfill Aichi Biodiversity Taget 1 - awareness on biodiversity. More information will follow.


  Ignore biodiversity management at your own peril
The United Nations designated May 22 as the “International Day for Biological Diversity,” to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. “Water and Biodiversity” is this year’s theme. We cannot imagine one without the other. Water and biodiversity are sources of life and livelihood or options for reducing poverty and enhancing human welfare. Basic human needs such as air, water, food, clothing and medicines are the products of water/biodiversity. Seventy per cent of the world’s poor lives in rural areas and depends directly on biodiversity for its survival and well-being. Read more ->

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