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Four-day expo on biodiversity heritage

Bangalore, Dec 7, 2012, DHNS : 1:11 IST
The Indian Biodiversity Expo (IBE), a public exhibition showcasing the rich biodiversity heritage of the country will be held at the Veterinary College Grounds in Hebbal from December 8 to 11 from 10 am to 8 pm.

Village market exhibiting the rich agro-biodiversity, traditional food court and agri-horti-flori expo will be the additional attractions at the expo.

Natural History Museum, New Delhi will also set up an exhibition on Western Ghats.
The second Indian Biodiversity Congress (IBC) will be held from December 9 to 11 at the JN Tata auditorium, Indian Institute of Science campus.

It includes seminars, Indian biodiversity expo, civil society meet, meet on green politics, children’s biodiversity conclave, national photography competition and documentary film festival.

A special session — “Biodiversity Heritage of the Western Ghats- Challenges and Strategies for Conservation and Sustainable Management,” will discuss the pros and cons of conservation in order to conserve the biodiversity of the Western Ghats in a sustainable manner.

Karnataka State Pollution Control Board chairman, Vaman Acharya said that the congress is likely to provide solutions to all questions raised about Unesco heritage status provided to Western Ghats.

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