Intertiol Biodiversity Day observed

SHILLONG, June 16: The Intertiol Biodiversity Day was observed by the State Forest and Environment department and Meghalaya Biodiversity Board (MBB) with an ardent call to conserve the bio-diversity in the state. Speaking on the occasion, state Forest and Environment Minister Prestone Tynsong talked on the urgent need for the conservation and protection of environment. He also appealed the institutions and students to collaborate  with the Forest department to take the initiative of preserving the rich biodiversity of the State by way of creating awareness on various issues that posing threat to the environment. The Minister also felicitated the members of self help group from Mawkyrnot village under Pynursla C&RD Block for winning the ‘India Biodiversity Award 2016’ under the category ‘sustaible use of biological resources’. Others highlights of the day includes release of Annual Report of Meghalaya Biodiversity Board for the period 2012-2015, two books published by the Department titled ‘Checklist of Flora of Meghalaya’ and ‘Tissue Culture Studies on Some Threatened Taxa, Rare Orchids, and Medicil Plants of Meghalaya”, biodiversity posters, short trailer documentary of the biodiversity of Mawlyngb village followed by screening and distribution of prizes to the winners of posters and drawing competitions.