The word biodiversity has always been taken to mean rare plants and animals existing in the wild. However, one has to have an eye to look for and appreciate the variety of life forms closely associated with our own livelihood.
Our cities may seem to be crowded, overstressed spaces with hardly any room for wildlife. A closer look depicts a range of homes for biodiversity such as buildings, gardens, open spaces, rivers, garbage dumps, educational institutes, tree-lined avenues.
In this talk, Mukul Mahabaleshwarkar takes a look at some neglected but highly essential biodiversity components found in the urban spaces of Pune.
The talks will be in co-operation with Intach.
Information on the Speaker:
Mukul Mahabaleshwarkar is an environmental professional presently working as an environmental scientist. His core areas of interest are ecosystem services, biodiversity and sustainable development.