BIODIVERSITY-SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (05-10-12) The Department of Botany organized a guest lecture on BIODIVERSITY-SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT on 5th October 2012 at Seminar hall.
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M. Raghu Ram, Asst Professor at ANU. He emphasized on “Usage” and “Utilization”
of natural resources and human responsibility for conservation of Nature. Dr. Raghuram emphasized on the -Biological diversity - or
biodiversity - is a term we use to describe the variety of life on Earth. It
refers to the wide variety of ecosystems and living organisms: animals, plants,
their habitats and their genes.
variety of animals, plants, their habitats and their genes - on which so much
of human life depends, is one of the world’s most pressing crises. It
is estimated that the current species extinction rate is between 1,000 and
10,000 times higher than it would naturally be. The main drivers of this loss
are converting natural areas to farming and urban development, introducing
invasive alien species, polluting or over-exploiting resources including water
and soils and harvesting wild plants and animals at unsustainable levels.
of IUCN- IUCN has access
to many different kinds of information on species.The Red List of Threatened Species™provides
global assessments of the conservation status of species. TheIUCN Species Survival Commission,together with
theSpecies Programmeand their partners have developed a number of approaches to build up a
comprehensive picture of the status and trends in species and biodiversity at
global, regional and national levels.