CONTENTS:- 1. Biodiversity: concept definition values and types/B.B. Hosetti. 2. Diversity and distribution of avifauna in Bhadra wildlife sanctuary, India/M.N. Harisha and B.B. Hosetti. 3. Distribution and diversity of aquatic macrophytes in relation to physico-chemical characteristics of lentic water bodies mid Westernghat range Shimoga Disrict/J. Narayana. 4. Application of nanotechnology in integrated pest management: prospects and possibilities/P.R. Shashank, Atanu Bhattacharya, B.S. Basavaraju and K.R. Yathish. 5. Biodiversity conservation efforts in Nepal/B.B. Hosetti. 6. Biodiversity of urban avian community in India/S. Rajashekara and M.G. Venkatesha. 7. Study on wetlands of Lakkavali range of Bhadra wildlife sanctuary, mid Western Ghat region Karnataka/H.T. Raghavendra Gowda and Vijaya Kumara. 8. Avifaunal diversity of Anekere Wetlands, Karkala Udupi district, Karnataka/P. Ishwara Bhat, S.S. Christopher and B.B. Hosetti. 9. Diversity of ischthyo fauna and physico chemical characters of Tungabhadra reservoir/C.M. Nagabhushan and B,.B. Hosetti. 10. Biodiversity of honeybees and their conservation/S. Basavarajappa. 11. Bio-geo-cultural diversity of Indian medicinal plants/Roopa D. Berty. 12. Wood boring insect pests and their control/O.K. Remadevi. 13. Insect plant relationships in the West coast mangroves/O.K. Remadevi and Raji B. 14. Habitat and relative species diversity of Deccan plateau/Harish R. Bhat, Pramod Subbrao and A.K. Chakravarthy. 15. Climate change, insect pests and biodiversity conservation/A.K. Chakravarthy, S. Shivanna and B.K. Shivanna. 16. Avifaunal diversity of distrurbed curtorim wetland, salcete, Goa, India/S. Christopher, S.P. Ishwar Bhatt and B.B. Hosetti.