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India Donates Art to the CBD Museum of Nature and Culture; and Releases its Third National Report to the Convention

New Delhi, 20 November 2006 – Befitting his country’s unique and rich cultural and biological diversity, the Honourable Thiru A. Raja, Minister of Environment and Forests of the Government of India, presented a marble vase to the Museum of Nature and Culture of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Crafted by a master artisan from the Indian state of Rajasthan, the marble vase with intricate inlay work shows India’s national bird, a peacock, on two sides against a background of exquisite floral design.

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