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Last Updated : 22/04/2019

Para-taxonomy course begins under Green Skill Development Programme

Under the Green Skill Development Programme, Gujarat Ecology Commission – ENVIS Hub in association with Department of Botany & Zoology, M. S. University, Vadodara has initiated a four month course on para-taxonomy. Twenty students are enrolled for the course, which was inaugurated on September 14, 2018 by Dr. Ashok Kumar Saxena, IFS PCCF & Member Secretary, GEC along with the department head and faculties of Department of Botany & Zoology, M. S. University. The course details are as follows:

Course module
• Basic concept in biodiversity and taxonomy
• Floral diversity and endemism
• Filed surveys, collection, preservation, identification and analysis of fauna – principles and procedures
• Field surveys, collections and identification of flora
• Economic botany and traditional knowledge
• People’s Biodiversity Register (PBRs) for sustainable development (Faunal component)
• Wildlife (Fauna) Protection & Conservation
• Wildlife (Flora) Protection and Conservation
• Common course module on GRID-DSS and GIS

Opportunities to work
• Collection, preservation and curation of flowering plants and major animal phyla with scientific establishments
• Working with museums/herbariums for cataloguing, data base creating and maintenance of specimens
• Preparation of PBR documents
• Habitat survey using GRID-DSS approach, mapping and monitoring of flora and fauna using mobile apps and e-tools