Updates on the Convention on Biodiversity: Conservation to be “connected to livelihood” – Hyderabad biodiversity pledge

Goa villages to document biodiversity

PANAJI: Goa has become the second State after Kerala to constitute Biodiversity Management Committees in most of its village panchayats, according to Pradip V. Sarmokadam, Member Secretary, Goa State Biodiversity Board.
The move is aimed at forming People’s Biodiversity Registers (PBRs) in villages, which as many as 75 villages are already in the process of forming these. […]

Traditional knowledge

These committees are expected to function for conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the use of biological resources and associated traditional knowledge. They will maintain data about local vaidyas(practitioners of traditional medicinal knowledge), keep a register on information of access of biological resources and traditional knowledge granted, details of collection fee imposed and of benefits derived and the mode of their sharing.
He said the board would sensitise and train the committees in documentation of biodiversity and associated traditional knowledge. “Unless we are able to connect the biodiversity conservation to livelihood of people in the area, we will not be able to convince them about conservation and sustainable sharing of its benefits, for retaining same quality of food, same quality of environment,” he said.

Source: The Hindu, 28 October 2017
Address : https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/goa-villages-to-document-biodiversity/article19934700.ece
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Times of India TNN, Nov 23, 2012

Hyderabad’s first biodiversity museum in “cold storage”

HYDERABAD: It could be a long wait before Hyderabad can have its Rs 100-crore national biodiversity museum promised by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in August this year as not a single rupee has been disbursed for the project so far with some wondering whether the project was in the ‘cold storage’.

Ministry officials during the global biodiversity convention (CoP-11) held here last month had announced the project ‘open’ and even agreed to fund its construction. But the promise of starting work at the site within five months seems to have been conveniently forgotten. […]

Source: Hyderabad’s first biodiversity museum in “cold storage” – Times Of India

Address : http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-11-23/hyderabad/35318787_1_biodiversity-park-museum-plan-bio-diversity-board
Date Visited: Sun Dec 02 2012 11:32:11 GMT+0100 (CET)

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