Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala organized one day workshop to celebrate “International Day for Biological Diversity -2014” on 27-05-2014 funded by Punjab Biodiversity Board, Chandigarh. The programme began with the Inaugural Address of Prof. (Dr.) Jaswinder Singh, Dean Academic Affairs, Punjabi University, Patiala. He was Chief Guest on this occasion. In his presidential address he emphasized on conservation of biodiversity. He further advised that don’t talk about what we had lost in the past, but we have to think what we are doing for the conservation of biodiversity. He appealed to the students for plantation. He also said that due to our greed we are over utilizing the natural resources with which threat perceptions have appeared for loss of valuable flora and fauna. Prof. (Dr.) Jagbir Singh, Head Deptt. of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University Patiala welcomed the guests and through light on the theme of this day i.e. Island biodiversity. He said due to various anthropogenic activities, biodiversity is being lost by the loss of habitat from this earth. Dr. S.K. Gupta, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, delivered his lecture on role of forensic science in wildlife conservation. Wildlife poaching is on rampant scale in India. There are some animals which come under scheduled animals and their catching, capturing is totally banned, but they are being poached by some unscrupulous elements. To book these elements under various laws of the land, the forensic techniques are very helpful to solve these cases. He cited some cases of wildlife animals which were solved with the forensic techniques and culprits were put into jails. Sh. T.K. Roy an eminent ecologist from New Delhi delivered his lecture on status of avifaunal diversity in India. He revealed the latest data of frequency of occurrence of different bird species in India and particularly about Punjab. He mainly focused on the IUCN threatened species occurrence in the different water bodies of Punjab. Dr. Onkar Singh Brraich, Organising Secretary of the workshop said that islands are most vulnerable these days because of rise of sea level. Sea level is rising very fast due to melting of glaciers. A peculiar type of biodiversity has evolved on the Islands due to their isolation of millions of years from the main land and this valuable biodiversity has perceived a serious threat of submersion into the water. About 180 participants took part in this workshop including Faculty members, Research Scholars and Students.