Biological Diversity Act, 2002

Biological Diversity Act, 2002
  • The government passed the biodiversity act to conserve and promote sustainable use of biological diversity and to regulate the access to biological resources of the country with equitable share in benefits.
  • It sets up National Biodiversity¬† Authority (NBA), State Biodiversity Board (SBB) and Biodiversity Management Committees.
  • Besides, it aims to respect and protect knowledge of local communities traditional knowledge related to biodiversity and secure sharing of benefits with local people as conservers of biological resources and holders of knowledge and information relating to the use of biological resources.
  • Besides, it also has provisions for notifying heritage sites by State Government in consultation with local body.

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