We strongly believe that knowledge is the first step towards any kind of change. Thus, we created this Biodiversity Of India website. The BOI website, part of the Project Brahma Initiative, is an open-source, community driven project, much like Wikipedia, where anyone – regardless of their religion, nationality, language, expertise – can contribute their knowledge of India’s biodiversity.
- Biodiversity hotspots in India: Information about the three threatened regions for Indian biodiversity.
- Official flora and fauna of India: Know your state’s birds, animals, trees and flowers.
- Principal crops of India and problems with Indian agriculture
- Why Lord Ganesha has a mouse as his vehicle: The stories behind the mythological story.
- Warli tribe and their tribal art
- List of Indian medicinal plants: A giant list of ~1000 commercially traded medicinal plants with their taxonomic classification.
- Forest cover in India: Analyses of the data regarding forest acreage in India.
- List of Other NGOs and databases working in environmental conservation
- Big compilation of videos related to environmental conservation
Source: Biodiversity of India: A Wiki Resource for Indian Biodiversity
Address : http://www.biodiversityofindia.org/index.php?title=Biodiversity_of_India:A_Wiki_Resource_for_Indian_Biodiversity
Date Visited: Tue Sep 10 2013 13:37:24 GMT+0200 (CEST)
“It is no coincidence that where healthy Fourth World [Indigenous] nations live and prosper based on their freely chosen political, cultural, economic and social way of life the living Earth also thrives. Thus, it is no surprise that Fourth World nations occupy 80% of the world’s remaining biodiverse rainforests, plains, tundra, mountain regions, estuaries, rivers and streams, and deserts.” – Rudolph C. Rÿser (Founder, Center for World Indigenous Studies) in Biodiversity Wars: Coexistence or Biocultural Collapse in the 21st Century (2020), Chapter 1 “Original Peoples”