GUWAHATI, July 24 - Engineers can combat biodiversity loss and prevent extinction of biological species by developing ways to preserve diverse biological habitats. They can create both direct and indirect solutions to prevent extinction in consultation with environmental scientists to gather information that will help them design products to fight extinction.
This was the observation made by the resource persons at a workshop organised jointly by Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU) and Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) on �Combating Biodiversity Loss - Role of Engineers� at the Herbarium Seminar Hall of the Assam State Zoo here today.
According to a press release, the workshop was aimed at encouraging participation of engineers, scientists and students of science and engineering in biodiversity conservation by increasing their knowledge of environmental issues and increasing awareness about the impacts of biodiversity loss.
The workshop also tried to garner growing support towards government policies and actions that conserve valuable ecosystems, thereby making the engineers educators and role models as stewards of the environment by aiding in the recovery of species at risk and preventing other species from being at risk.