Award for Ecologist S Faizi

Published: 05th November 2015 06:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th November 2015 06:23 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ecologist S Faizi was honoured with the Lifetime Achievements Award at the third edition of World Biodiversity Congress.

An advocate of UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) from the late 80s, Faizi went on to become the first chairperson of CBD Alliance, a global platform for environmental organisations. He has served as member of the CBD Expert Group on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication, and an advisor to G-77 in negotiations related to various ecological issues.

award.jpg“ I have been involved with CBD right from the days of negotiating the treaty. That is a kind of acknowledgement for my contribution to the CBD treaty. I feel happy about this,” he said.

He has worked with UNESCO and IUCN. He was also the expert member of Plachimada High Power Committee. At present he is the biodiversity advisor to the Forest Departments in West Bengal and Sikkim as well as UNEP.

The Congress organised by Global Scientific Research Foundation and Institute for Nature Conservation (Government of Serbia) was held at Mokra Gora Nature Reserve in Serbia from October 26 to 29.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp