"Status Of Indian Birds And Their Conservation" – November 19-23, 2011, Coimbatore
Introduction: India is a mega-biodiversity country sheltering more than 1200 species of birds. The country harbors habitat for a large number of endemic and endangered bird species. However, information on many speices are meager and wanting.
Information on birds is crucial for addressing the issues of biodiversity conservation, ecosystem health, climate change and sustainable development. Issues such as climate change and conserving our biodiversity and ecosystem could be addressed as birds are indicators of environmental health. Significant works on birds have been and are being conducted in India; by research institutes, universities, government departments and by several individuals. There is an urgent need to bring together ornithologists, biologists and experts in the field, in India and abroad to deliberate on these issues.
This conference is planned with the objectives of taking stock of the knowledge base of Indian Ornithology, identify lacunae, and develop strategies for conservation of birds and their habitats. The conference will touch upon the core interest of all ornithologists, conservation scientists and managers of the country as well as outside. This will also give input to the COP-11 of Convention on Biological Diversity to be held in New Delhi in October 2012 by developing a country's strategy for bird studies and conservation. Download the complete report in PDF format here.