Karachi: In response to the declaration issued by the United Nations for the year 2010 as the Year of Biodiversity, The University of Karachi (KU) is organising a series of events to celebrate life on earth and the value of biodiversity in our lives.

The first programme of the series is a seminar is titled, “Conserving Biodiversity: Threats and Impact”, which will be held on June 17,2010, at 9am in the Auditorium of the Faculty of Arts.

The event will be presided over by Professor Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, Vice-Chancellor, KU. The programme is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Anjum Perveen ñ Director for Plant Conservation.

It is pertinent to mention that the series of events during the biodiversity year is being jointly organised by the Centre for Plant Conservation, Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology, Institute of Marine Science, Institute of Environmental Studies, Department of Zoology, and Department of Microbiology.

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