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Exhibition

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BIODIVERSITY OF INDIA From 28th – 30th September 2004

REPORT

Dr. K. Venkataraman Member Secretary (Oftg)

NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY AUTHORITY # 475 9th South Cross Street Kapaleeswarar Nagar Neelankarai, Chennai – 600 041

Contents • Programme Schedule

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• Inauguration

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• Welcome Address

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• Art competition

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• Elocution competition

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• Essay competition

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• Valedictory

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• List of charts

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• Feedback

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NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY AUTHORITY

Exhibition On

BIODIVERSITY OF INDIA Inauguration Schedule (28-09-04) Time

Programme

10.00 a.m.

Kadavul Vaazhthu

10.05 a.m

Welcome Address - Dr.K.Venkataraman

10.15 a.m.

Lighting of the Kuthuvilakku

10.30 a.m.

Keynote Address - Shri. S. Theodore Baskaran

10.40 a.m.

Inaugural Address - Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan

10.50 a.m.

Releasing of Posters by Prof. T.N.Ananthakrishnan

10.55 a.m.

Vote of thanks – Dr. K. Venkataraman

11.00 a.m.

National Anthem

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Banners

Backdrop

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INAUGURATION

Dr. K. Venkataraman welcoming the Chief guests and Audience

Presenting memento to the Chief guest, Prof. T. N. Ananthakrishnan

Presenting memento to the Chief guest Shri S. Theodore Baskaran

Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan lighting the lamp

A view of school Children and Audience

Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan releasing posters

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Welcome Address:

Dr.K. Venkataraman, Member Secretary, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai.

Good morning and welcome you all to this inauguration of the three day Exhibition on Biodiversity of India In this exhibition we have posters on different Ecosystems of India, Biodiversity of Terrestrial, freshwater and marine, the protected areas of the country and the importance of National Biodiversity Authority. The National Biodiversity Authority was established in 2003 in accordance with the Biodiversity act 2002. And the Biodiversity Act 2002 was promulgated in the Parliament to follow up the CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. India is one of the Mega diverse countries and it is one of the signatories to the CBD convention held at Rio de Janeiro way back in 1992. The important objective of the CBD is conservation, sustainable utilization and equitable benefit sharing arising out of access to bioresources. Keeping these objectives in view the National Biodiversity Authority has been formed and it actually operates in three levels. 1. National level 2. State level and 3. Village level. The National Biodiversity Authority works mainly on Patents and IPR, Check Biopiracy, mainly to Conserve Biodiversity outside the protected areas of the country, advice Government of India on endangered and endemic species, equitable benefit sharing arising out of access to bioresources and sustainable use of biodiversity. This is the first major function of the National Biodiversity Authority. So far two meetings have been held to take major decisions on the functioning of the authority. One orientation workshop for state government officials of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry for the formation of State Biodiversity Board was organized. The objective of this three-day exhibition and competitions among children of 22 schools in Chennai on the theme Biodiversity of India is mainly to create awareness among

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the school children and public of Chennai. We are planning to hold similar functions in all other states too. It was felt appropriate to invite Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan to begin the activities of National Biodiversity Authority by way of inaugurating this first function. His contributions to Biodiversity conservation in the country are enormous. Since he is known as the father of Zoology in India, one whole day is not sufficient to talk of his laurels and achievements. First and fore most he is a former Director of ZSI, as well as former Director of Entomology research Institute, Loyola College. Way back in 1966-1967 he won the RAFI AHMED KIDWAI MEMORIAL PRIZE for his out standing research work. He is fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences Bangalore and Indial Nationaal Academy. He was awarded PITAMBAR PANT NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT FELLOWSHIP AWARD in the year 1992. Dr K C Mehta Memorial Award of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences in the year 1997-1998. He won Sunder Lal Hora Medal in the 1999 and JC Bose Memorial award in the 1999-2000. He has also been awarded the Prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru fellowship. He is the author of countless books, of which the basic Zoology book Manual of Zoology Vol 1 and 2, Outlines of Zoology Vol 1 and 2 for the college students are very important. He has also published many books on insect and plant interaction, Biological control of insects, Biochemical basis on insect plant interaction, Bio-communication etc. With these few words I welcome Prof T.N. Ananthakrishnan to inaugurate this three-day exhibition on Biodiversity of India. Mr Theodore Baskaran is one of the top class naturalist and nature writer in the country. He is also Honorary Wildlife warden and Former Postmaster General of Tamil Nadu. He has contributed to nature conservation by way of writing popular articles both in Tamil and English in leading journals and magazines in India. I welcome you sir for this Inaugural function. . I also welcome the distinguished guests from various departments: Dr KC Jayaraman, Dr G. Thirumalai, SRS, ZSI; Dr M. Sakthivel, Former Chairman of MPEDA, Dr Ranjit Daniels CARE EARTH, Dr R. Venkatesan, NIOT; Dr K. Rema

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Devi, ZSI Chennai, Mr A. Srivastha Dept of Environment, Dr H. M. Kasim , CMFRI and others to this inaugural function. I welcome the school children who have come to participate in the competition. I once again welcome all of you.

Vote of thanks:

Dr.K. Venkataraman, Member Secretary, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai.

I thank Prof T.N. Ananthakrishnan for his excellent talk on the biodiversity around us and their importance. It is important to know that there is a lot of scope for job opportunity for the youngsters in this field. Hence, he requested everybody to take up biodiversity studies in the country. I thank him once again to come and inaugurate this function. I thank Mr. Theodore Baskaran for his excellent speech in tamil about the domestic biodiversity around us. I thank him for his excellent talk and presiding over the function. I thank Dr G Thirumalai from ZSI and his staff, Dr Ranjit Daniels from Care Earth, Dr R. Venkatesan from NIOT campus, Dr K.C. Jayaraman, Former Joint Director, ZSI, Dr Remadevi, Southern Regional Station, ZSI, Dr H. M. Kasim from CMFRI, Dr M. Sakthivel, Former Chairman, MPEDA, Mr A. Srivasthava, Joint Director, Department of Environment, Tamil Nadu and other distinguished guests from different departments of Chennai. I thank M/s. Deko M. Janakiraman and S. T. Srikumar for their excellent arrangements for the panel board, backdrop and the overall arrangements of the Exhibition. I thank Ms Meena Chhotroy, Additional Secretary, Mr D.D. Verma, Joint Secretary and Dr R.K. Rai Addl. Director Ministry of Environment & Forests for their untiring support to conduct this exhibition. Last but not least my Research scholars especially Mr. K. P. Raghuram and M. Nithyanandan who have spent sleepless nights to prepare all these posters

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I thank Ms Sheeba my personnel assistant for her untiring work, Mr Nandha Kumar Office superintendent, MBS, ZSI and Mr Karunakaran Field Assistant, MBS, ZSI for their support through out for organizing this function. I thank Dr Jayashree Vencatesan, Care Earth for her support to this authority and the conduct of this three-day exhibition. I thank the media persons for their response. I thank one and all.

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COMPETITIONS

Date: 28th September 2004

Venue: National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai

List of students participated for Art Competition S.No 1 2. 3. 4. 5. .6. 7. 8. 9. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Name B.VIJAY KUMAR M.THUSHARA S. BHAVYA C. KAVITHA POOJA KUMARI S. DANIEL CHETHAK CHANDRAN VISHIKH TYAGI K.HARIKRISHNAN S. SATHISH KUMAR N.R.ANGELA LINCX N.SELVASEKARAN SUKANYA KALITA V. SNEHA D. SUDHIR A. ASHOK RAJ SUPRIYA SHARMA K.K. SHIVAANI S.VIGNESH P. BALAJI A. PRATHAP

Class IX E IX A XI XI XI IX XI IX X XII XI IX IX IX IX IX XI X IX XI XI

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D. POOJA S. GANGA RAJESHWARI S. BHARATH SOMNATH GHATUARY ANISHIK MEHRA ADITHYA HARIDAS ARCHANA KUMARI PUSPA G. SHANTHI K. LAVANYA ABHIJEET SAHA RENU VERGHESE P.T.VAISHNAVI A. SHARMISTHA R. MD. MUSTAFA

IX XII A XC XII A IX B XC IX C XI B XII B XII B XI B XI A IX A XB XC

School K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.A.F.S., AVADI K.V.A.F.S., AVADI K.V.A.F.S., AVADI K.V.A.F.S., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.GILL NAGAR K.V.GILL NAGAR K.V.GILL NAGAR K.V.ISLAND GROUND K.V.ISLAND GROUND K.V.ISLAND GROUND K.V.ISLAND GROUND K.V.D.G.Q.A., PAZHVANTHANGAL K.V.I.I.T., ADYAR K.V.I.I.T., ADYAR K.V.I.I.T., ADYAR K.V.I.I.T., ADYAR K.V. ASHOK NAGAR K.V. ASHOK NAGAR K.V. MEENAMBAKKAM K.V. MEENAMBAKKAM K.V. MEENAMBAKKAM K.V. MEENAMBAKKAM K.V. NO. 1 TAMBARAM K.V. NO. 1 TAMBARAM K.V. NO. 1 TAMBARAM K.V. NO. 1 TAMBARAM K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI

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37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

SARTAJ SINGH SOUMYA SHARMA KHURSHIDA NAWAZ K. KEERTHIKA D. ABINAYA A. J. KARUNYA M. YESODHA NEETU JOSEPH S. NANDHINI B. GAYATHRI

XI XI XC X X XI XI XI XI IX

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K. SHYMALA

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K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI K.V.C.L.R.I., AVADI K.V.C.L.R.I., AVADI K.V.C.L.R.I., AVADI K.V.C.L.R.I., AVADI K.V. ASHOK NAGAR. K.V. ASHOK NAGAR K.V.D.G.Q.A., PAZHVANTHANGAL K.V.D.G.Q.A., PAZHVANTHANGAL

A view of Children Art competition

JUDGES Dr. K. Remadevi Scientist ‘C’ Southern Regional Station Zoological Survey of India Chennai – 600 028

Dr. R Ranjit Daniels Director Care Earth Chennai

Dr. Jayashree Vencatesan Joint Director Care Earth Chennai

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Ist Prize Ist Prize

2nd Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

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Date: 29th September 2004

Venue: National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai

List of students participated for Speech competition Sl.no 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Name P. VISHNU SONEY VELAYUTHAN R. YADHU KRISHNAN T.T. GOKUL BETSY RACHEL DEBJANI SHARMILAVATHI MITHUN YASHIVIKA VINAY KARTHIK NISHANTH ANILA RANI V. SRINIVASAN

Class XI XII XA XA IX A IX A XI XI XI B XI B IX D IX A IX A

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R.LAVANYA

IX C

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

BETSY KURIAN R. SRINIVASAN MRINALINI NADIYA RUCHI SHARMA ADITYA MOHAN BAISAKHY DASH E.T. ROSHINI J.N. NANDA KUMAR POONGUDI VINOTH RAI MAYANK GUPTA K.S. GOWTHAM K. SNEHA JOSE

XII XD XC IX A XI XI XB XI XI IX B IX A XI A XI A IX B

School K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.A.F.S., TAMBARAM K.V.A.F.S., TAMBARAM K.V.A.F.S., TAMBARAM K.V.A.F.S., TAMBARAM K.V.D.G.Q.A., PAZHAVANTHANGAL K.V.D.G.Q.A., PAZHAVANTHANGAL K.V.I.I.T., ADYAR K.V.I.I.T., ADYAR K.V.A.F.S., TAMBARAM. K.V.A.F.S., TAMBARAM K.V.A.F.S., TAMBARAM K.V.A.F.S., TAMBARAM K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI K.V.GILL NAGAR K.V. GILL NAGAR K.V. ASHOK NAGAR K.V.ASHOK NAGAR K.V.ASHOK NAGAR

Judges Mr. P. Dhandapani Scientist (Retd.) Marine Biological Station Zoological Survey of India Chennai – 600 028

Dr. Jayashree Vencatesan Joint Director Care Earth Chennai

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A glimpse of elocution competition …

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Date: 30th September 2004

Venue: National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai

List of students participated for Essay writing competition Sl.no 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40

Name S. PAVITHRA SUPRIYA RAI M. KARTHIKA JASPREET KAUR E.T. ROSHNI K. SUGANTHI EUNICE NELSON D. PADMASRI M. SOMNATH ASHUTOSH PRASAD PRAVEEN SINGH ISHAN MURALI SAURABH SINGH PRONOY BAIDYA ANIBHA MATHUR NAVINA RAVINDRAN PREETI KATARIA SAMUEL PAUL B. MAHESH J. RAJASIMAN S. VIJAY KISHORE A.G. REGUPATHY N. LOKESHWARAN PAUL VINCENT S. SARATH CHANDAR M. MUTHU MALINI P.R. SIVADHARSHINI K. THARANI DHARAN AMRIT OM NAYAK M. HARI DARSHAN A.S. SAJIN B. SOUMYA V. SHRUTI M. HARINI P. ISHWARYA A. PRAVEEN R. RAJESHWARI A. PRASANNA A.S.L. SHRAVANI M.NAVEEN

Class IX A IX D IX D IX A XI XI IX XI XI XI XI XI XI XI X IX X XI IX XI IX IX IX IX X IX IX IX IX XI XI X IX X XI IX A XI XI XI IX

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AVINASH SINGH

IX

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B.VAISHNAVI

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School K.V.A.F.S AVADI K.V.A.F.S AVADI K.V.A.F.S AVADI K.V.A.F.S AVADI K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.A.F.S., AVADI K.V.A.F.S., AVADI K.V.A.F.S., AVADI K.V.A.F.S., AVADI K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.H.V.F., AVADI K.V.C.R.P.F., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.I.I.T., ADYAR K.V. ANNA NAGAR K.V. ANNA NAGAR K.V.ANNA NAGAR K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.I.I.T., AVADI K.V.I.I.T., ADYAR K.V.ISLAND GROUND K.V.C.L.R.I., ADYAR K.V.ISLAND GROUND K.V.C.L.R.I., ADYAR K.V.C.L.R.I., ADYAR K.V.C.L.R.I., ADYAR K.V.D.G.Q.A., PAZHVANTHANGAL K.V.D.G.Q.A., PAZHVANTHANGAL K.V.D.G.Q.A.,

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PAZHVANTHANGAL K.V.D.G.Q.A.,

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DIVYA KRISHNA SAYEE

IX

44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70

N.J. JAMES SACHIN KUMAR D.GOWRI SANKAR MAHESH KOPPAD T.R. AASHISH R.VIJAI D. SURYA TEJA NIRANJAN DAS S. HARINI J.R. SUBHADRA ISHANI HANSPAL APURV SHARMA NIKHIL MENON S.VAISHNAVI N. ROHINI D. SUDHIR B. VENKATA ROHINI V. RINI NARMADHA S. GAUTAMI PALLAVI PATIL M. SARANYA S. SUGANYA S. GOVINDARAJAN ANJALI MISHRA JUDITH MIZBAH SWETHA SHARMA

XII XII X XII IX IX IX XII XI XI IX XI XI IX IX IX IX IX IX XI X X X X XII XII XI

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D. KALPANA

XI

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K. SRIVIDHYA

XI

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ASHWIN GAUTAM

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PAZHVANTHANGAL K.V. ISLAND GROUND K.V. ISLAND GROUND K.V. ISLAND GROUND K.V. ISLAND GROUND K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.O.C.F., AVADI K.V.ISLAND GROUND K.V.ISLAND GROUND K.V.ASHOK NAGAR K.V.ASHOK NAGAR K.V.ASHOK NAGAR K.V.ASHOK NAGAR K.V.ASHOK NAGAR K.V.ASHOK NAGAR K.V.GILL NAGAR K.V.GILL NAGAR K.V.GILL NAGAR K.V.GILL NAGAR K.V.GILL NAGAR K.V.NO.1 TAMBARAM K.V.NO.1 TAMBARAM K.V.NO1 TAMBARAM K.V.NO.1 TAMBARAM K.V.NO TAMBARAM K.V.NO.1 TAMBARAM K.V.NO.1 TAMBARAM K.V.D.G.Q.A., PAZHVANTHANGAL K.V.D.G.Q.A., PAZHVANTHANGAL K.V.D.G.Q.A., PAZHVANTHANGAL K.V.ASHOK NAGAR

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D. GIRISH

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K.V. ASHOK NAGAR

JUDGES Dr. D. B. James Scientist (Retd.) Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Mandapam

Dr. G. Thirumalai Scientist ‘E’ Southern Regional Station Zoological Survey of India Chennai – 600 028

Dr. K. Remadevi Scientist ‘C’ Southern Regional Station Zoological Survey of India Chennai – 600 028

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NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY AUTHORITY

Exhibition On

BIODIVERSITY OF INDIA Valedictory Function (30-09-04)

Time

Programme

3.30 p.m. 3.35 p.m.

Kadavul Vaazhthu Welcome Address - Dr.K. Venkataraman and Felicitations to the Chief guests

3.40 p.m.

Biodiversity of India - Prof.. L. Kannan Director-Research Annamalai University Prize Distribution by Dr. Anandhavalli Mahadevan

3.50 p.m.

Vice Chancellor Mother Teresa Women’s University Kodaikanal 4.00 p.m.

Valedictory Address - Dr. Anandhavalli Mahadevan Vice Chancellor Mother Teresa Women’s University Kodaikanal

4.20 pm

Feed back

4.30 p.m.

Vote of thanks -

4.35 p.m.

National Anthem

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Student Teacher Dr. K. Venkataraman

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Valedictory

A school girl Garlanding and presenting memento to the Chief guest Prof. L. Kannan

Ms. Sheeba Ga to the Chief gu

Ms.Sheeba presenting memento to the Judges

Ms.Sheeba presenting memento to the Judges

Chief Guest distributing prizes, certificates to the winners

Vote of thanks by Dr. K. Venkataraman

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VALEDICTORY

Welcome address:

Dr. K. Venkataraman, Member Secretary

Good Evening to you all and Welcome to this Valedictory Function of this three day Exhibition on “Biodiversity of India” and Art, Elocution and Essay competition on Biodiversity of India. Presentation of Wildlife Movies of India to School Children and public of India. In this Exhibition We have made 1. Posters on Ecosystems of India 2. Biodiversity 3. Threats, Protected areas and National Biodiversity Authority India is one of the Mega diverse countries and it is one of the signatories to the CBD convention held at Rio de Janeiro way back in 1992. The important objective of the CBD is conservation, sustainable utilization and equitable benefit sharing arising out of access to bioresources. Keeping these objectives in view the National Biodiversity Authority has been formed and it actually operates in three levels. 1. National level 2. State level and 3. Village level. The National Biodiversity Authority works mainly on Patents and IPR, Check Biopiracy, mainly to Conserve Biodiversity outside the protected areas of the country, advice Government of India on endangered and endemic species, equitable benefit sharing arising out of access to bioresources and sustainable use of biodiversity. THIS IS THE FIRST MAJOR FUNCTION OF NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY AUTHORITY Two meetings of the Authority were conducted to take decision on various aspects of function of National Biodiversity Authority. One workshop on Orientation of State Biodiversity Board for Tamil Nadu and Pondichery was conducted. National Biodiversity Authority also contributes to Gender issues and Traditional Knowledge of Tribals. It was felt appropriate to invite Dr Anadhavalli Mahadevan, Vice Chancellor, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal to this first function of National Biodiversity Authority recognizing her contributions to Biodiversity conservation in our country in many ways. She started her research carrier in the rivers and ponds- Her Ph.D Thesis is on “Biological and Physico-chemical indicator of pollution water in and around Madurai.

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She has a variety of interests on Research. I will just list some of them to you all. 1. 2. 3.

Future studies EIA Environment Education and Women Studies.

She has published several books, conducted Research Projects and Awareness programmes. Above all she was awarded Best Scientist Award by “ TANSA- 2000”. for social sciences by Tamil Nadu State commission of Science & Technology “Arivial Tamil Aryvalar” Virudu; Thirukural Kazhakathin “Thirukural Selvi” virudu She has also received laurels from abroad: She is USIS visiting follow, ÿ Chair India Node of Malaysian Countries ÿ Chair India Node of American Countries She is also ”International Planning Committee Member”. Other than this she has visited many foreign countries. Participated in more than 100 National and International seminars and organised many seminars. She was “Special Offer” for Madurai Kamaraj University, Syndicate Member” Alagappa University; President, Rotary Club of Madurai South and also Secretary in Palkalai Nagar School. With these few words I welcome Dr Anadhavalli Mahadevan. Prof. L. Kannan is Internationally renowned Marine Biologist. He has completed his Ph.D at Annamalai University. He is a very good teacher – taught for more than 30 years in the University with 27 years of Research experience. He has guided 24 PhD and 13 MPhil students. He has got many laurels to his credit. ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ ÿ

First of all he is our Non Official Member of National Biodiversity Authority Expert Member of CBD INSA Award, UGC consist Expert committee Member. National Environment Science Academy Award. Dr. Gurusamy Mudaliar Environment Protection Award He is Member in many Academic Committees

And he has visited 16 countries. With these few words I Welcome Prof. L. Kannan to this valedictory function.

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I welcome the distinguished guests from various departments: Dr G Thirumalai from Southern Regional Station, ZSI and his staff, Dr P Krishnamoorthy, from Marine Biological Station, Zoological Survey of India and his staff, Dr Kasim and Dr Vivekanandan from CMFRI, DR DB James from CMFRI, Dr Remadevi, Dr Indra from SRS, ZSI. The students and teachers to the today’s competition, the prizewinners, the neighbours and the public I welcome all of you to this valedictory function.

Vote of thanks: Dr. K. Venkataraman, Member Secretary I thank Dr Anadhavalli Mahadevan, Vice Chancellor, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, She gave an excellent talk on biodiversity conservation, sustainable utilisaton and equitable benefit sharing. She made us to know how to love the animals around us by telling a story from the Sangam literature. She wanted the traditional people as non-formal members of National Biodiversity Authority. She expressed her view that the taxonomists are endangered and we should produce more taxonomists in the country. Prof. L. Kannan, Annamalai University spoke on the total biodiversity of India, their values, threat, conservation and the importance of National Biodiversity Authority. I thank him on behalf of National Biodiversity Authority. I thank the guests form different offices of Chennai Dr G Thirumalai from Southern Regional Station, ZSI and his staff, Dr P Krishnamoorthy, from Marine Biological Station, Zoological Survey of India and his staff, Dr Kasim and Dr Vivekanandan from CMFRI, DR DB James from CMFRI, Dr Remadevi, Dr Indra from SRS, ZSI, and others I thank the Judges for the competitions who have evaluated the competitions 1. Mr. P. Dhandapani, Scientist (Retd.), ZSI 2. Dr. D. B. James, Sr scientist (Retd.), CMFRI 3. Dr. G.T. Thirumalai, Scientist & Officer in charge 4. Dr. R. Ranjit Daniels, Director, Care Earth 5. Dr. K. Remadevi, Scientist, ZSI 6. Dr. Jayashree Venkatesan, Care Earth

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I thank Ms Meena Chhotroy, Additional Secretary, Mr D.D. Verma, Joint Secretary and Dr R.K. Rai, Additional Director for their support form Ministry of Environment & Forests I thank Dr. Jeyashree Vencatesan for her support to this function in various aspects to make this function successful I thank Ms. Sheeba my PA for her untiring work to make this function successful I thank my PhD Research Scholars Mr. K. P. Raghuram and M. Nithyanandan who have spent sleepless night to prepare the posters and make this function successful. I thank the media persons for their full support to cover this function and inform the public about the merits of the exhibition. I thank my ZSI colleagues Mr Nandakumar and Mr Karunakaran who were running through out the show to arrange everything to make this function successful I place on record my sincere thanks to them My thanks are also due to the Asst. Commissioner, KV Southern circle, the Education officer Mr Puri and Mr Thirunavukarasu, The CLRI Principal and all the other principals of KV schools in Chennai, Pondi and Villupuram for their support throughout the function. Last but not least the younger generation and future of India – the school children for their support in spite of hardship in reaching this remote place. Thanks to you all

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List of Charts displayed 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27.

Ecosystems of India Wetland Ecosystems Mountain Ecosystems Forest Ecosystem Desert Ecosystem Marine Ecosystem Mangrove Ecosystem Coral Reef Ecosystem Status of Coral Reefs of India Biodiversity of India Floral Diversity of India Marine Invertebrates Diversity Corals of India Mushroom corals of India Marine Shells Marine Zooplankton Echinoderms of India Squids and Cuttlefishes of India Insect Diversity of India Marine Vertebrates of India Pelagic Sharks of India Birds diversity of India Threats to Biodiversity Commercial Shrimps and Prawns Elephant Vs Man Tiger crisis Biodiversity Act 2002

28. Biodiversity Act 2002, Salient provisions

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Above: Biodiversity posters, Top: Ecosystems of India

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School children having a look at the posters

Chief guests having a look at the posters

School children and College girls at the exhibition

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