Picture used as part of an exhibition displaying biodiversity in Bangalore, India. Photo: A. Belliappa

Photo exhibition

Visualising urban biodiversity in India

Photo exhibition displaying biodiversity in Bangalore

As part of the launch of the report Cities and Biodiversity - Action and Policy, a photo exhibition on urban biodiversity and ecosystems in Bangalore, India was created. In addition to an exhibition in Bangalore, the pictures were also presented at the 3rd International conference of Urban Biodiversity and Design (URBIO 2012) in Mumbai, India and at the CBD COP11 meeting in Hyderabad, India in October 2012. The exhibition was also prominent at the launch of the CBO Scientific Foundation, the book Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - Challenges and Opportunities. A Global Assessment at the UN Headquarters in New York, October 2013.

The exhibition displayed biodiversity and ecosystems as urban parks, trees and lakes, that exist in the city today. The photos were taken by local citizens and the aim of the exhibition was to show the beauty and importance of the ecosystems play in one of India's most rapidly developing cities.

Photo: Aniruddha Gupte

Photo: Jennifer Burley

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