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BNHS to hold meeting with ngos next week

The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) will hold a meeting with non-profit organisations on November 17 to chalk out the agenda for the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), which will be held in October 2012 in Hyderabad.

mumbai Updated: Nov 11, 2011 01:51 IST
HT Correspondent

The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) will hold a meeting with non-profit organisations on November 17 to chalk out the agenda for the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), which will be held in October 2012 in Hyderabad.

CBD is an inter-governmental forum where NGOs discuss policies relating to conservation of biological diversity. This is the first time that India will host the international event.

Last year, 192 countries participated in the event held at Nagoya, Japan. The main theme for CBD 2012 is marine bio-diversity.

“As the nodal agency, BNHS will have to network with NGOs across the country, involve itself in capacity building and also look after the logistics for next year’s event in Hyderabad,” said Deepak Apte, deputy director, conservation department, BNHS.

The preliminary meet on November 17 will include discussions with community groups, NGOs and tribal activists from Maharashtra. National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) is one of the bodies invited.

Following the preliminary regional meet in Mumbai, BNHS will hold consultations in Kochi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Guwahati, New Delhi, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh to mobilise NGOs working on different issues.