In order to create awareness on ‘biodiversity and its conservation for sustainable future’ among students and faculty of the University, a webinar was organized on 5th June 2020 at Raichur campus. While inaugurating the Programme Dr. D. M. Chandargi, Dean (Agri.) and PI of the project opined that there is a need for creating awareness on the importance of biodiversity in sustaining quality human-animal life. A renowned environmentalist Prof. Nagesh Hegde, Professor of Indian Institute of Journalism and Media, Bangalore was the resource person and he highlighted the importance of biodiversity and its functioning ecosystems that supply oxygen, clean air and water, pollination of plants, pest control, wastewater treatment and many ecosystem services. He also said that the main concept of biodiversity is connection among living and non-living elements that keep the environment sustainable and healthy for longer period of time. Further, he explained how the climate change and overexploitation of resources are responsible for changing the biodiversity. Outcome of webinar
Created awareness on biodiversity & its conservation and reminded of roles & responsibilities of stakeholders for sustainable future among students and faculty.