The over 45,000 plant and 77,000 animal species that have been recorded in India make up 7 percent of the total plant and 6.4 percent of the animal species found in the world.
The enormous variation in landscapes based on climate and topography has created different ecosystems that support and nurture this biodiversity, which is among the country"s most distinctive features. Industrialization and modern ways of life are pillaging these resources and posing a monumental threat to the natural world. It is estimated that as many as 50% of the earth"s species are likely to become extinct during the next two decades.
With 1,300 photographs, 400 illustrations, five animations, 21 videoclips and 26 bird calls captured in 62 of India"s national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, this educational CD-ROM provides an interactive experience on biodiversity answering important questions like -- How is biodiversity degraded? Why do we need to conserve it?
An informative booklet provides detailed information on biodiversity and conservation in India.