Chairman of the Western Ghats Task Force Anant Hegde Ashisara said here on Saturday that although the law on documentation and conservation of biodiversity had been implemented, it was not effectively practised anywhere in the State, except in Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Shimoga districts.

He was speaking after inaugurating a workshop on “Conservation of biodiversity”, as part of the National Science Day-2010, organised under the aegis of the Rural Community Science Centre, Shedtikere, and the Academy of Science and Technology of Bangalore.

To create awareness on the conservation of biodiversity, officers of social forestry had been appointed as nodal officers in the districts, he said.

The decision was taken after several rounds of talks, he added.

Hot spots

Mr. Ashisara said Netrani Hill in Uttara Kannada district, Hogarekanugiri in Chikmagalur district, the campus of Bangalore Univeristy, the tamarind grove near Nellur, close to Bengaluru International Airport, the big tree near Jade of Sorab taluk and the Ammanaghatta range are some of the places that would be declared as biodiversity hot spots in the State.

Global warming

Writer and journalist Nagesh Hegde, who released the record of biodiversity of Hosabale gram panchayat, said that as many as 2,500 scientists across the world had given reports on their findings of global warming.

The report on the national-level study on global warming had also been completed, he said.

Convener of Vruksha Laksha Andolana B.H. Raghavendra presided over the function.

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