|Need to restore degraded bio-diversity stressed|
MIRZA, June 12 – The Postgraduate Department of Ecological Restoration of Dimoria College in association with Society for Ecological and Environmental Development (NEED) observed the International Biodiversity Day at Azara Keotpara LP School near here recently with a day-long programme, stated a press release issued here.
The objective of the programme was to conserve the rich biological diversity throughout the globe which is facing manifold threats day by day due to lack of awareness on the part of people.
India is a mega diverse nation with biodiversity hotspots out of the 25 biodiversity hotspots on the globe. The North Eastern Region is considered as one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world. The Indo-Burma Region across north-eastern Himalayas is a habitat of the rich resources of the biological diversity. But, the rich biodiversity in the world, including the North East region is fast dwindling due to rapid urbanisation, population explosion, advancement of science and technology and other factors which resulted in far-reaching consequences on human beings and it is high time to restore the degraded and destructed biological diversity by adopting various intervention for the survival of humans and other creatures. Underscoring the seriousness of the issue, the students and teachers of the Dimoria College and the members of the NEED (NGO) organised several competitions including wildlife photography and other art competitions covering the school children of the Azara area in order to educate them on the need for conservation of the biodiversity, stated the release.
Several speakers including Rajiv Dutta from Dimoria College and A Baruah of Directorate of Geology and Mining, Govt of Assam, spoke on the occasion on the need for conservation of the same.