Mamata Banerjee’s Committment On Biodiversity Day

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Kolkata: In a tweet on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity, Banerjee expressed her committment to preserving biodiversity in the state saying that the JICA was extending help towards the West Bengal Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Project since 2012.

The aim to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity is to make people aware of the importance of biodiversity issues. The United Nation had declared May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity.

“JICA-assisted West Bengal Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Project (WBFBCP) commenced in 2012. Till 2016-17, the total plantation raised was 12,358 hectares in forest and 934 hectares under social forestry”, she said in the tweet.

The Convention on Biological Diversity is celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, 2018, with the theme “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity”
The celebration comes with an aim to highlight the progress made in the achievement of its objectives at the national and global levels on biodiversity.

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