Cfp: International Seminar (seventeenth virtual) on ‘Biodiversity Conservation: Global Strategies and Legal Scenarios’ [September 30th]: Submit Abstract by August 20th

The Kerala Law Academy Law College is inviting submissions for its 17th International Seminar on ‘Biodiversity Conservation: Global Strategies and Legal Scenarios’ scheduled on September 30th 2023.

About the Organization

The Kerala Law Academy Law College (KLA), established in 1966 is a Centre for legal studies, legal research and law reforms. Its acclaimed peer-reviewed Research Journal has been published continuously since 1977.

The College, affiliated to the University of Kerala, offers Undergraduate programs in BA LL.B. and B. Com LL.B. five-year integrated courses, LLB Unitary three-year course and post-Graduate courses of LL.M (Administrative Law), LL.M (International Law) and MBL (Master of Business Law).

About the Seminar

Kerala Law Academy Law College in association with Centre for Advanced Legal Studies and Research (CALSAR) and IQAC, KLA is organizing a One Day International Seminar on ‘Biodiversity Conservation: Global Strategies and Legal Scenarios’ on September 30th 2023 from the Kerala Law Academy Campus, Peroorkada, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

30th Sept 2023

Last date of Registration:
20th Aug 2023

Call for Papers

The Organizing Committee is calling for Research Articles from Law Students, Academicians, Lawyers, Social Workers, Policy Makers, and Officials from various Departments- Representatives from Institutions and Professionals; NGO, Social Activists, Social Science Researchers and Faculty and Research Scholars.

The protection and management of biodiversity in obtaining sustainable development of resources are called Biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity takes into account all the living organisms present on Earth. Healthy and good biodiversity indicate a healthy and good ecosystem. Hence, biodiversity is very important. A healthy ecosystem also includes the availability of pure water, pure air, healthy land, a good climate, and the availability of nutrients on Earth. Biodiversity conservation refers to the protection, preservation, and management of ecosystems and natural habitats and ensuring that they are healthy and functional. The three major objectives of Biodiversity conservation are Preservation of the diversity of species, Sustainability of species and ecosystem and Maintaining life-supporting and essential ecological processes. Loss of biodiversity is very harmful to the ecosystem as it indicates either loss of species, or reduction of species in a natural habitat, or both of them on a global level.

This Seminar aims to focus on the Biodiversity Conservation, its Global Strategies and Legal Scenarios, environmental policies, threats to biodiversity and the role and importance of biodiversity conservation in protected natural areas. Moreover, this seminar provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the field Biodiversity Conservation.


The Seminar is conducted through the online platform ZOOM. All the participants should have good access to the internet and be able to access the above said online platform.


  1. History from ages and development of biodiversity conservation.
  2. International instruments and related organizations to preserve biodiversity.
  3. Natural resource management for ecological sustainability, biodiversity and climate change impacts.
  4. Protection of sacred groves and mangroves, cultural and species habitat preservation arena.
  5. Ecosystem services and biodiversity, Preservation of Animal, Plant and microbial diversity.
  6. Biodiversity and species richness, loss of biodiversity, endangered species and biodiversity.
  7. Role of Judiciary and International decision-making authorities in preserving biodiversity.
  8. Sustainability of species and ecosystem
  9. Threats to biodiversity and current issues in conservation practise
  10. Rights for Life scenario to reach biodiversity targets
  11. Environmental policy framework in India and biodiversity conservation
  12. The role and importance of youth regarding biodiversity conservation in protected natural areas
  13. Insights in Biodiversity Management and Conservation in India: Structure and Role of Multi-tier Legal System
  14. Conservation of Biodiversity: A way forward to sustainable development
  15. Biodiversity as a human right and its implications for EU’s external action

Kindly send the abstract on or before 20th August 2023 by e-mail to:

Publication Opportunity

The Research Articles received would be published in Proceedings with ISBN.

Guidelines for Paper Submission

  • Kindly confine yourself to the areas identifiable with the title of seminar.
  • The papers must be in Times New Roman, Font Size: Heading-14, Text-12 in A4 format, single line spacing, in justify not exceeding 2500 words including Title, details of the Author/s and Footnotes.
  • Authors are encouraged to use The Bluebook (20th ed.) citation format for footnoting and it should be in Times New Roman Font 10 size. Further, speaking footnotes are discouraged.
  • An Abstract not exceeding 250 words shall be submitted for consideration.
  • The Abstract shall contain the Synopsis of the Paper, Subtitles, Reference materials and conclusion indicating author’s perspective.
  • The Abstract must be mailed to on or before May 17th, 2023. It must be accompanied by a cover page, stating the following: Title of the paper; Sub-Theme; Name of Author(s); Name of Institute/Organization; Official Designation; E-mail Address; Postal Address, Contact Number.
  • The Submission should be in WORD FORMAT.
  • All footnotes must adhere to 20th edition of Bluebook standards and must be styled using the footnote option in word. Borders, underlines or other design objects must not be included in the paper.
  • References need not be mentioned at the end of a paper and must be included within footnotes.
  • Precedents may be in Italics but not bold.
  • All sub headings must be left aligned, in bold.
  • The Papers shall be screened by a Committee. The Full Papers (2500 words) approved by the Committee shall be accepted for presentation in the Seminar. The intimation of selection will be made through E-mail.
  • The final paper should contain a cover page which includes Name, Designation, Relevant Discipline and Year of Study, Address, E-mail id and Contact number. Authors are to give details in the Full Paper.
  • Abstracts and papers should be written in English, and the working language of the Seminar will be English, and presentations shall be done in English.
  • Submissions should be made by the author who will attend the Seminar.
  • Co-Authorship is allowed but limited to one Co-Author only.
  • Only one paper per participant will be permitted. Multiple submissions will lead to disqualification.
  • No part of the paper should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication. Any form of Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  • The Organizers will take earnest effort to publish the best articles selected from among those received, subject to their acceptance by reputed journals as per their criteria.
  • Publishing Charges if any demanded for the journal is to be paid by the author.

Submission Procedure

Kindly send the abstract on or before August 20th, 2023 by e-mail to

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstracts: 20th August 2023.
  • Communication of Abstract Acceptance: 21st August 2023.
  • Submission of Full paper: 10th September2023.
  • Intimation of Full paper Acceptance: 11th September 2023.
  • Date of payment of Registration fee: 25th September 2023.
  • International Seminar: 30th September 2023

Registration Fees and Payment Details

There is a registration fee of INR 1000 per Author (Additional fee of INR 500 should be paid in the case of maximum one Co-Author).

For Seminar Participation only: INR 200.

The payment can be made through the online link provided in the Kerala Law Academy website.


All the Participants registered for Presentation and Participation will be awarded with a respective E-certificate.

Contact Information

Faculty Convenor:

  1. Smt. Darsana S Thampi (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy Law College):- +91 8086406054

Faculty Co- Convenors:

  1. Dr. Dakshina Saraswathy (General Secretary- MCS, Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy Law College): – +91 9744169215
  2. Smt. Prajitha P G (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy Law College) :- +91 7994561860
  3. Smt. Varsha G Nair (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy Law College): – +91 9656690032.

    Student Convenors:

    1. Arya M A- +91 7356877165
    2. Roshni S- +91 8838785373
    3. Nandakishore S- +91 7306241424
    4. Megha M L- +91 9847003074
    5. Lekshmi Ramesh- +91 8547706242
    6. Alfiya A- +91 9961082193
    7. Mary Aleena Surrao- +91 9778290030
    8. Lekshmi Satheesh Kumar- +971566674052

    For more details visit The Kerala Law Academy website (