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Biodiversity's Magical splendour

Last month, thousands of people, who included scientists, policymakers and other experts, gathered in Hyderabad from all over the world for special event hosted by Ministry of Environment and Forests. It was the United Nations Eleventh conference of parties (cop 11) for the convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) part of a global effort to strategize the protection of our planet's flora, fauna and its ecosystems. " There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. "-Marshall McLuhan, Canadian philosopher So let's try to understand biodiversity. Nature has inspired poetry, art, literature, religion, music, dance and even philosophy. Yet, nature, the fount of virtually all human inspiration, the source of all life, finds itself under relentless attack from its prodigal son Homo sapiens. Following the discourse at the Hyderabad conference, I recalled the day not long ago when I sat in splendid silence as the sun began to dip over the horizon and the moan of t