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  Official Celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2017, Goa
We are pleased to inform you that the International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 was celebrated all over the country by different provincial States and various organisations on 22 May 2017.

The national level event for celebration of the Day was held in Goa. The event was organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, through the National Biodiversity Authority with support from Goa State Biodiversity Board. The Chief Minister of Goa and the Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change attended the event.

The main activities planned for the event included: a photography competition as a pre-event with presentation of awards to winners on IDB; Exhibition by various organisations working on biodiversity; Launch of call nominations for NBA's awards on biodiversity 2018; Release of knowledge products; and a Seminar on Best practices on sustainable tourism.

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Assam

  Celebrations of International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2017, Parbatjhora Forest Division, Suparighat, Kokrajhar (near Manas National Park & TR)
The Assam State Biodiversity Board celebrated the “International Day for Biological Diversity” on 22 May, 2017 on the theme of “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism” at the Office of Divisional Forest Officer, Parbatjhora Division, Suparighat, Kokrajhar District, Assam. This function was jointly organized by Assam State Biodiversity Board (ASBB) and the Assam Forest Department. The event was sponsored by National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), Chennai. Sri R.C.Goswami, IFS (Rtd.), Expert Member-ASBB was the Chief Guest of the function. Read the full report >


Gujarat

  Celebrations of International Day for Biological Diversity 2017
The Gujarat Council on Science & Technology (GUJCOST), Gandhinagar, is preparing for a grand celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 at Gujarat Science City, Ahmedabad as well as all Community Science Centers across the state of Gujarat. More details >


Kerala

  Celebrations of International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2017, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram

The Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute has organized a day of celebrations. Read more >



Maharashtra

  Celebration in Pune
Society for Environment and Biodiversity Conservation (SEBC) is an NGO working in the field of protection and conservation of biodiversity especially in the areas of Western Ghats of India. We mainly focus on biodiversity through sustainable development in urban and rural areas in and around Western Ghats forests. We carry out various programmes since the last three years. It includes indigenous tree plantation; mobile exhibition of indigenous Medicinal Plants (MPs); nursery development; an exhibition of Biodiversity of Western Ghats; organization of seminars, workshops, slide shows, lectures for school children, college students, farmers, women self-help groups, etc.

This year, on 22 May 2017, we are celebrating the above event in Pune with special theme “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism” at the renowned Empress Botanical Garden (EBG), in association with various colleges, Governmental Organizations, Himalaya Drug Company and Empress Botanical Garden. Read more >


Odisha

  Celebrations at NTPC
The International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 was observed at Dulanga Coal Mining Project on 22nd May 2017 in association with the State Forest Department, Govt. of Odisha. The day-long celebration began with an awareness rally in the morning with the school students of Sundargarh Public School, Sundargarh. The rally covered the entire town and attracted a lot of attention from the local masses thereby helping in the cause towards spreading awareness on biodiversity and its conservation. The second phase of the celebration was held at an upcoming eco-tourism spot under Lephripada Forest Range of Sundargarh Forest Division. Dr. Arun Kumar Mishra, Divisional Forest Officer, Sundargarh Forest Division graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Dr. Asutosh Naik, Retd. Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Sambalpur University in presence of senior officials of NTPC-DLCMP and other Forest officials. An awareness programme was held at the eco-tourism spot about the need for sustaining tourism at biodiversity hotspots / bio-parks / eco-parks / nature-parks through maintaining of the biodiversity & natural habitat at those locations and its protection from various anthropogenic activities. The programme was attended by the in-mates of Jai Shankar Sevashram, an Orphanage at Belsara and also the people from the local and surrounding villages. NTPC-DLCMP had also arranged a special tour of the eco-park for the inmates of the orphanage on this occasion. An on-the-spot quiz competition was held and prizes were given away to the winners. An interaction with the Divisional Forest Officer, Sundargarh Forest Division and the Sub-Collector, Sundargarh was arranged for all the employees of DLCMP in the second-half at DLCMP office. A presentation was made on the rich biodiversity of India, the various issues pertaining to it and the present scenario of biodiversity in Odisha wrt the entire country. Special emphasis was given to the effect of tourism in various eco-parks / nature parks / sanctuaries in the country and the roadmap for the future wrt to its conservation. The interaction ended with a vote of thanks.

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