19.10.2012

The Hyderabad Biodiversity Index: a first for Indian cities

 

The Hyderabad City Biodiversity Index, launched at the Cities for Life summit, makes Hyderabad the first Indian city to have assessed the level of biodiversity on the CBD-endorsed City Biodiversity Index  (CBI).

 

Hyderabad has joined a group of 14 international cities to publish a CBI and has scored 36 of a possible 92 points, with Brussels achieving the highest score of 55.

 

Chief minister of Hyderabad, Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy said at the launch that there was a recognized need to revive biodiversity, especially native species which the city had lost in the past few decades. 

 

 


 
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