Telangana State Biodiversity Field Guide has been released on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity today at Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium, Public Gardens.
The Telangana State Biodiversity Board under the UNEP-GEF-MoEFCC-ABS Project title “Strengthening the implementation of Biological Diversity Act and Rules with focus on Access and Benefit Sharing” has prepared the field guide comprising the flora and fauna of the Telangana State for identification of various species during the preparation of People’s Biodiversity Registers for conservation and preservation of biodiversity.
The scientific institutions, other Governments, and research organizations have helped to finalize the biodiversity field guide. The book comprising total 1881 species of Angiosperms (flowering plants) of Telangana State and incorporated the nearly 1000 photos of plants and updated the list using the plant data list. Also given the common names and scientific names along with Telugu names (Vernacular names for most of the species).
The book also contains the full details about the fauna of Telangana having 1166 species including the Invertebrates; Prawns & Crabs, Odonates (Dragonflies & Damselflies), Moths, Butterflies, spiders, scorpions, Mollusks, Other invertebrates (Insects, grasshoppers, beetles etc.) and Vertebrates; Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Domestic Animals etc.
This book will help every individual for identification of Biodiversity and especially researchers, academicians, scientific people, policymakers and the other line department Officials.