International Year of Biodiversity

The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives.

Official Partner supporting the IYB : CBD Website I Success Stories

NECEER, Imphal is celebrating International Year of Biodiversity 

Worldwide Save Loktak Lake Campaign
Campaign website (CLICK) I BRIEF REPORT

The campaign is two year long awareness programme initiated by NECEER, Imphal for the conservation of Loktak Lake. More than 600 volunteers and 32 city Coordinators are involved in organizing this campaign. The campaign is to create awareness about the conservation of Loktak Lake, the largest fresh water lake in Northeast India. The lake was recognised as Ramsar site in 1990. Keibul Lamjao, the only floating national park in the world is situated at the south west part of the lake. It is home to the endangered Manipur brow antlered deer ‘Sangai’ - Cervus eldi eldi and many endangered species. The lake is an Important Bird Area identified by BNHS, Mumbai and Birdlife International.

Involvement of youth and mobilization of public for the conservation of Loktak Lake is the main objective of the campaign. The campaign is supported by more than 20 international and national organizations. The campaign will conclude in 2012 with a grand campaign at the vicinity of the Lake by involving the local inhabitants, local NGOs and Government officials.

See the campaign at the official website of
CBD International Year of Biodiversity :
(Note: Zoom the map at Manipur, India)

NECEER Enviro Lecture Series : Explore NE India

The first phase of “NECEER’s Enviro Lecture Series” was successfully conducted on 19th September (Sunday) at Faculty of Engineering Auditorium, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. The lecture was organized by the Northeast Centre for Environmental Education and Research (NECEER, Imphal in association with Department of Biotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, World Institute for Nature, Pune and Delhi Greens, New Delhi. Many young enthusiastic students and research scholars attended the lecture series which highlighted various wildlife and environmental issues in the Northeast region of India. The event brought together prominent figures who are concerned and have worked in the region to share their experiences and thoughts with the young generation. The objective of the programme was to lay stress and disseminate information on biodiversity and environmental issues today in the age of climate change and other anthropogenic consequences in one of the most important hotspot region of the country i.e. Northeast.
Ms. Girija Thingnam (Young Achiever 2010) receiving the award from Dr. Sandeep Kumar Tiwari, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) at the event.

Step towards Conservation
26th December, 2010
Venue - Ajit Foundation Hall


Organized by
 North East Center for Environmental Education and Research, Imphal
in association with Ajit Foundation, Bikaner.

Involvement of youth and mobilization of public for biodiversity conservation and Save Loktak Lake Campaign are main objectives of the programme. This event is an initiative to identify co-operative members for Diversity Conservation.
Event website:

NeBIO Research Journal
ISSN 0976-3597 (Print Version)

Launched NeBIO - the first international peer reviewed research journal dedicated to the environment and biodiversity of North East India and adjoining region.


BioDiverse Magazine

Launched BioDiverse Magazine - a magazine that highlights the environmental issues, events and biodiversity of South Asia and South East Asian countries.

1st Issue : September 2010 
2nd Issue: December 2010 

International Year of Biodiversity 

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