Genesis, the Zoological Society and Earthlings, the Wildlife
Society of Hindu College,
University of Delhi, in collaboration with Delhi Greens jointly
VERVE 09 :
A YOUTH SUMMIT ON WILDLIFE
- 22% of mammal
species, 31% of amphibians and 27% of all warm-water reef-building
corals are globally threatened or Extinct. Do such statistics
- Do you yearn to understand the issues pertaining to wildlife
conservation more deeply?
- The Carbon
concentration in the atmosphere is 387 ppm and rising, even when
scientists suggest it should be less than 350 ppm? Does this
- Every time you read about wildlife and biodiversity
conservation, do you find your brain bursting with ideas?
Or do you think, "how does it matter to me if 'n' number of
species are going to be extinct? Living in a city, what can I do
about it anyway?
It is for all of you that we are organizing this Youth Summit on
make the youth think and come out with a charter of novel ideas on
how they can contribute in Wildlife conservation. Also, to
brainstorm on policy changes needed in India for better management
of our wildlife.
make the youth aware about biodiversity conservation issues and also
highlight the importance of research.
emphasize the fact that a lot of wildlife exists in cities like
Delhi, and we can contribute significantly to conserve it.
Topics of the
The youth summit
will have four sessions spread over two days. The sessions will be
1. Urban Wildlife
2. Invasion of foreign species
3. Climate change and Wildlife
4. Environment Vs Development (and the Human-Wildlife conflict)
The first three
sessions will be for one and a half hour each. There will be two
speakers for each session who will introduce the topic to the
participants in the first 30 minutes of the session. The remaining
time will be for discussion on the topic moderated by a student
fourth session will be for about two hours with four speakers. The
first hour will be for speakers and the following hour for