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Caring for our co-inhabitants - on the campus and beyond!

Gadagkar, Raghavendra (2000) Caring for our co-inhabitants - on the campus and beyond! In: Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, 80 .

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Abstract

There are"several reasons why it gives me great pleasure to introduce the following ten excellent articles relating to biodiversity. First, they are the result of a seminar organized by the students of the Indian Institute of Science (more specifically, a student group called frasthutha), students who were, and I hope continue to be, deeply concerned about the quality of life on our campus, quality of life defined in the broadest sense. Second, taken together, these articles convey at once, both the grandeur of our biodiversity and also the need to care for it. We at the Indian Institute of Science have the good fortune of inheriting a large, well-preserved, nearly natural habitat spanning about 180 hectares. It therefore becomes our duty (both for moral and practical reasons) to understand and care for this rich heritage. And that is precisely the message of the papers in this volume. Third, the Journal of the Indian Institute of Science has come forward to publish these articles, a gesture I find most appropriate and encouraging.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Institute of Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/9493

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