1 October, 2012
Second Indian Biodiversity Congress (IBC) and Expo- 9 -12 December 2012, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Greetings from the Secretariat of Indian Biodiversity Congress!
Indian Biodiversity Congress (IBC) is the largest get together of scientists, conservationists, environmentalists, civil society groups and local communities concerned with biodiversity- the variety of life in our planet and the support system for achieving food security, poverty alleviation and sustainable development. The major objective of IBC is to formulate a vision and alternate strategic plan for the conservation of biodiversity in the context of prevailing concept of â€œdevelopment at ANY costâ€. The First IBC was launched in 2010, the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) under the joint auspices of Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA), Navdanya (New Delhi), University of Kerala and Kerala State Biodiversity Board. This has become a landmark event in India, with the participation of over 750 delegates from 25 states in seminars, exhibition of international quality visited by over 100,000 public, workshops, national photography exhibition, civil society meet, documentary film festival and Childrenâ€™s Biodiversity Conclave, besides a series of satellite and side events. The recommendations of first IBC were well appreciated by various government and non-government agencies and the media.
We are pleased to inform you that the Second Indian Biodiversity Congress and Expo are scheduled at Bangalore, the Garden City of India during 9-12 December 2012. The programme will be held at JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore under the joint auspices of Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) (a global partner of United Nations Decade on Biodiversity celebrations); Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), Bangalore and Navdanya, Delhi. The focal theme of IBC is “Biodiversity Heritage of the Western Ghats- Challenges and Strategies for Conservation and Sustainable Management” and this will facilitate discussion on the pros and cons of conservation, with an anthropocentric perspective.
The activities planned in connection with the Second Indian Biodiversity Congress at Bangalore include National Seminar with participation of over 1,000 delegates and leading experts on the subject from India and abroad, Indian Biodiversity Expo showcasing the rich biodiversity heritage and culture of the country, Capacity Building Workshops, National Photography Exhibition, Civil Society Meet, Documentary Film Festival and Childrenâ€™s Biodiversity Conclave.
We cordially invite to submit the abstract and register for the Second Indian Biodiversity Congress at the earliest. The brochure of IBC is attached herewith for your kind perusal. Please visit our website http://www.ibconline.co.in for online registration, registration forms and brochure. This letter may be circulated to your friends and colleagues interested in IBC.
Looking forward to meet you at Bangalore,
Dr. A. Biju Kumar
(Organising Secretary, IBC 2012)
Indian Biodiversity Congress (IBC 2012)
CISSA, MBC -27, Museum Bains Compound, Nanthancode, Kowdiar P.O,
Thiruvananthapuram-695 003, Kerala,
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