On 1st august, 2018; the Biodiversity Research Cell of the Dept. of Zoology of Carmel College for Women, Nuvem in collaboration with Goa Bird Conservation Network (GBCN) organised a talk by Dr Taej Mundkur of Wetland International, headquartered in Netherlands. The invited speaker highlighted the importance of wetlands globally and the role they play in climate modulation, migratory bird wintering grounds, waste assimilation and livelihoods of local community. The talk was attended by over 80 invitees and followed by an interactive session. The Principal Chief conservator of Forests Shri Ajai Saxena IFS and senior Forest officers of the state as well as GBCN members, Faculty and students from various colleges and members of the civil society attended the event.