All the development programmes undertaken, being environment-centric, they are contributing to conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, and to the mitigation of global warming and climate change. While livestock breed improvement is motivating farmers to reduce their herd size and adopt good management practices, resulting in reduction in methane emission. Tree-based farming with eco-friendly practices and establishment of greenbelts around industrial premises is contributing to carbon sequestration. Environmental awareness through screening of the documentary film "Let Us Protect Our Environment" in Hindi, was organised in 20,000 schools.

As a Regional Resource Agency of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, BAIF has supported over 800 organisations including many schools under the National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) in Maharashtra, Goa and Dadra Nagar Haveli. Field demonstrations on vermicomposting, tree plantation, plastic and biomedical waste management and solar energy were organised under the theme "Climate Change".

As a part of biodiversity conservation, participatory ecological restoration of sacred groves has been initiated at Jawhar in Thane district and at Junnar in Pune district, through community mobilisation, physical and biological measures for restoration.

A National Conference on "Biodiversity Assessment, Conservation and Utilisation" was organised on February 911, 2012 by BAIF in collaboration with the Abasaheb Garware College, Pune to address critical issues on biodiversity conservation and to develop a suitable strategy for conservation of bio-resources for human development.

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