The Departments of Botany and Tourism Management of Avinashilingam University for Women will jointly host an interdisciplinary conference on “Biodiversity and Eco-tourism” here on January 7 and 8.

According to Vice-Chancellor of the university Sheela Ramachandran, the interdisciplinary nature was because the role of tourism in biodiversity conservation was significant for the former to conserve biodiversity through foreign exchange and economic opportunities.

The conference will be attended by nearly 50 delegates from various parts of India.

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