Mysuru, February 15:- “The world population has crossed 700 crores. Human beings have occupied 70 per cent of the land and the forest area is only 30 per cent. The ill-effects on the environment has increased and are affecting biodiversity,” said Deputy Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Siddaramappa on Thursday.
He was delivering a special address at a state-level seminar held at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science on Mysuru-Ooty Road here.
“Nature is home for every being. Human beings are intelligent than animals but we are spoiling the environment. With the abuse of the environment, the fertility of earth has decreased. Pollution can be seen everywhere. It is everyone’s responsibility to stop deforestation and killing of animals and birds,” he added.
“Air pollution is adversely affecting the environment. The population explosion, the rapid development of industries and urbanisation are adversely affecting biodiversity. The government has to take help from various organisations to take action in this connection,” said CEO of the college Prof B V Sambashivaiah.
The principal of the college Prof M Mahadevappa, Prof Ganapathy Venkata Subramanian of the Anna University of Chennai, Dr S Basavarajappa of University of Mysore and others were present. (MR/GK).