Human activities have significantly changed natural ecosystems, impacting biodiversity, interactions between species and ecosystem processes, with consequences for our well-being. Understanding and monitoring the responses of ecosystems and species to anthropogenic change is crucial for structuring our conservation strategies. This programme integrates numerous approaches to explore biodiversity and ecosystem-function maintenance by natural and social drivers, aiming to inform policymakers and conservationists to support conservation and restoration efforts essential for protecting biodiversity, ecosystem processes and human well-being.
Alignment with India’s international commitments:
This programme will contribute to India meeting its commitments to: