Programmes

Biodiversity and Sustainability

The degradation of micro ecosystems ultimately leads to degradation of biodiversity and impacts sustainable livelihood and economy of the local people. The knowledge, cultural practices, emotional attachment and traditional biocultural protocols dealing with common resources has great value in preserving the ecosystems and its biodiversity. The recent ecological understanding of biodiversity indicates humans and their sustainable practices are integral to conserving biological diversity. The United Nations, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and their commitments reflected in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) also indicate sustainable use and conservation at ecosystem level for the conservation and management of biological diversity. Our biodiversity documentations, awareness programmes and biodiversity management supports local self-governments and local community organisations to put in place sustainable biodiversity, management and practices.