Nature will provide us solutions: Prakash Javadekar on International Biodiversity Day

The Economic Times | May 22, 2020 at 7:44 PM
  • Stressing on this year’s theme, Javadekar stressed that solutions are in nature and therefore, protecting the nature is very important especially in the context of COVID-19 as it shields from various catastrophes, including zoonotic diseases.
  • The minister launched several initiatives, including United Nations Environment Programme ( UNEP ) Campaign on Illegal Trafficking of Endangered Species: ‘Not all Animals Migrate by Choice’.
  • The minister also launched the National Biodiversity Authority ( NBA ) and United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP ) Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme which proposes to engage 20 students with postgraduate degrees for a period of one year through an open, transparent, online competitive process.