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Biodiversity conversation course gets scores of applicants

Kolkata: At a time when chief minister Mamata Banerjee has emphasised on the conservation of energy, more than 160 applications have been received by the Scottish Church College for the eight-week certificate course named 'Wildlife and Biodiversity Conversation in Changing Climate' scheduled to start from August.

"The allotted seat for Wildlife and Biodiversity Conversation in Changing Climate certificate course is 40. We have received over 160

applications till now. The last date of application is August 17," said J. Kundu, the course coordinator.

While, the course is being jointly organised by the West Bengal State University, Scottish Church College, and SHER (Society for Heritage and Ecological Researches), selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of the conversation urge as reflected in the application form and priority.

The course fee is Rs 3,500. There is no age bar. Professionals, students, teachers and business are eligible to pursue the course.

"The main motive of the course is to create awareness among participants about the complex challenges of conserving natural resources (wildlife habitats, freshwater and biodiversity). Field work will also be a part of the course. The course is designed by conservationists, foresters and environmental experts," Kundu said.

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