The Proceedings of the Biodiversity and Livelihoods Conference 26-28 March 2009, Coonoor, The Nilgiris, India. This book is one output from the three year project Bees, Biodiversity and Forest Livelihoods in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve that was funded by the UK Darwin Initiative and implemented by the Keystone Foundation (India), the School of International Development (University of East Anglia, UK), Bees for Development and the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (University of Reading, UK). There is a wealth of information achieved during the three years of the project. Much data and discussion are provided, with rich information available here for future researchers in this field. The 236 pages are beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated with pictures of life in the Biosphere Reserve the mountains, wildlife, people and their ways of life, and of course the various bee species.