REVIEW FOR EXPERT TALK ON WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BY DR. G UMAPATHY
The Birdwatchers' Society of AP, CCMB's Laboratory for Conservation of Endangered Species, and Goethe-Zentrum are jointly organizing an expert's talk by Dr. G Umapathy on Wildlife Conservation - A Biotechnological Approach.
India has been one of the countries with high biodiversity. Recent changes - habitat loss, poaching and other developmental activities - however, have rendered many species endangered, and a few of them extinct. In this situation, the advent of modern biotechnology has revolutionized the field of conservation biology and has helped to recover many species from extinction threats.
Dr. Umapathy will talk today on how biotechnological advances have helped wildlife conservation. Dr. Umapathy is a scientist working for the conservation of endangered species. He has more than 18 years of experience in wildlife biology and conservation in India. During the last 8 years he has been working in wildlife conservation using biotechnological tools. He is one of the scientists involved in successful artificial insemination of deer and antelopes in India.