Urban biodiversity conservation's first national conference held in Indore

The two-day national conference on Urban Biodiversity Conservation was held in Indore . The conference featured prominent speakers who discussed data and experiences about the natural world status .

INDORE (India) : The two-day national conference on Urban Biodiversity Conservation, held in Indore on Friday, featured prominent speakers who discussed data and experiences about the natural world's status as well as the necessary measures to protect the environment.Biodiversity is a way of life that is related to what we breathe, eat, and drink.Our current urban planning system needs to be modified in order to make the cities green, sustainable, and inclusive, according to Hitesh Vaidya, chief of the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA, New Delhi).He said that green-lungs in the cities can be created by planting trees, and that it is also vital to maintain wildlife habitats such as rivers, lakes, and wetland areas, as well as preventing pollution and monitoring human interactions with wildlife.

Besides, the city's planning should include provisions to safeguard wildlife, he said.In one of the sessions, Aniruddhe Mukherjee, the principal secretary and commissioner of the Environmental Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO), spoke on water bodies, obstacles to conserve it, and steps to safeguard the same, as well as its catchment and wetland areas, to preserve the ecosystem dependent on it.