The students and faculty of the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) along with the Department of Environment and Forests on Sunday embarked upon the mission to plant 5,000 rare type of saplings within the Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra Campus (GKVK) campus in the City.

The issue of recognizing and acknowledging the value of traditional know-

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Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has plans to give a green sheen to the city which is fast losing its tree cover owing to the development spree. This time, focus will be on adding bio-diversity with 33 new different species of plants.

WILL THIS BE LOST TOO?:Between 27 and 33 % of all flowering plants will be threatened with extinction.

DEHRA DUN: Rhododendrons are in full bloom all over the Chakrata hills, surprising many, including scientists, as they usually flower in March-April only.

An eco park, full of rare and precious varieties of herbs, trees and healing plants, in south Bangalore is under threat from BBMP's beautification drive.

Pune Nearly 10 years after the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) included the locally grown plant species Shindel Makudi, scientifically known as Frerea Indica, in the list of 12 most endangered plants on earth, the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has come out with a study in which it claims that the plant is no longer on the verge of extinction and has grown in sizeble number

It is very evident that there is lack of well accepted and verified mechanisms as well as institutional set up for the realization of farmers' rights, including the effective implementation of International Regime on Access to and Benefit Sharing (IRABS). Community Biodiversity Management (CBM) embed good practices, proven to be effective in in-situ conservation of biodiversity through conservation through use, they also provide a base for a range of practices which serve the basis for IRABS to be affable and affordable to local communities.

The traditional slash-and-burn cultivation in hilly areas of northeast India is known as jhum cultivation. It is often considered responsible for causing soil erosion, triggering landslide, flash floods and thereby degrading the primary land resource. The productivity is also reported to be very low.