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  Guide to the Dangerous and Venomous Marine Animals of India

  Marine Ecosystems and Marine Protected Areas of India

  Coral Identification Manual

  Marine Biodiversity in India

Cochin, Kerala, 22 May 2012
India will host the main celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2012 in Cochin, Kerala, more details will follow.

  Uttar Pradesh State Biodiversity Board
Uttar Pradesh State is a land locked state, never the less, we feel every human being uses/benefits from the oceans, in one way or another - hence, a very special effort to spread awareness about the importance of marine biodiversity.

  Children from Indian Himalaya Learn about Importance of Marine Biodiversity
The states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand saw numerous children participate in the celebrations through different activities that combined learning with fun. Read more.

  University of Kashmir, J&K, 21 May 2012
The Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, J&K, intends to organize a day long deliberation on the eve of the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2012, wherein the issues pertaining to biodiversity shall be highlighted.

  WWF-India, 22-29 May 2012, Mumbai
WWF-India, MSO will be observing the the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2012. We are organising a 'Phototgraphic Exhibition' which will give information on 'Marine Biodiversity of India'.

The exhibition is open for all 22-29 May (except Saturday & Sunday) from 10am to 6.30pm

Venue: WWF-India, MSO
204, D. N. Road,
National Insurance Building, 2nd Floor,
Fort, Mumbai: 400001
Phone: 2207 8105 / 2207 1970

  Other activities in India, coordinated by the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (WFFP-ICSF)

  Gujarat Science City celebrates the IDB2012 (PDF)
Programme (PDF)

  Beloon village of (WB) hosted an event to celebrate the IDB2012. This was organised by block-level governmental management board and an NGO. Local officers, teachers, policy-makers, students and community people were present at the event. See the pictures.

IGNOU launches online course on biodiversity
New Delhi, May 22 — The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) launched an appreciation programme on sustainable management of biodiversity on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity Tuesday. Read more / PDF version.

Green Guardian Society, 22 May 2012, Raipur
Green Guardian Society, a leading NGO in the realm of environmental conservation, will be celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity 2012. More details will follow shortly.

Society for Promotion of Science & Technology in India, 22 May 2012, Panchkula, Haryana
The Society for Promotion of Science & Technology in India Celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity 2012 with a lecture from a Biodiversity-expert-scientist Professor R.K. Kohli, FNA, FASc, FNASc, FNAAS, FNESA, Dean Research, Panjab University Chandigarh, India for the intelligentsia.

Web-casting country-wide live programmes on Biodiversity awareness and conservation by NKN/NBA/NIUCBD - National Biodiversity Grid. Hosted by: SLI webcasting centre, Department of Botany & DST PURSE Centre, S.V. University, Tirupati.

1. Webcast recording (Java plugin needed): Eco-learning, Conservation & Advocacy & Sustainable Science, by Dr. S K Balachander, 18 May 2012 at 4.30pm (Mumbai time), click here for instructions if you're having trouble connecting to the webcast or for assistance please contact Prof. G. Sudarsanam, Coordinator, NIUCBD, Tel.: 9989053632,

2. Webcast recording: International Day for Biological Diversity-20120522 0433-1, May 21, 2012, 9:33 pm (San Francisco time), duration: 1 hour 44 mins. For assistance please contact