CPREEC organised a Round Table Discussion on Biodiversity and Invasive Alien Species at Chennai to mark International Biological Diversity Day. The panelists included Ref. Fr. Dr. S. Ignacimuthu, Director, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, Dr. K. Rema Devi, Scientist E & Officer in Charge, Marine Biological Station, Zoological Survey of India, Chennai, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Director, Ecoscience Research Foundation, Chennai and Dr. D. Narasimhan, Reader, Department of Botany, Madras Christian College, Chennai. Press covered the event. CPREEC’s State and Field Offices in Bangalore and Hyderabd, Ooty and Port Blair also organised programmes to observe Biological Diversity day.