Sikkim Biodiversity Board

Sikkim Biodiversity Board is a statutory body and was established in the year 2006. It is formed under Sec 22 of Biological Diversity Act 2002. Sikkim State Biological Diversity Rules 2006 has been notified vide notification no. 504/F dated 14.09.2006. The Sikkim Biodiversity Board is under Forest, Environment & Wildlife Management Department. The Board is functioning under National Biodiversity Authority (Sec 8 of BD act, 2002) Chennai at central level. Similarly we have Biodiversity Management Committee (Sec 41 of BD Act 2002) at local level.

The function of the Board as prescribed by Sec 23 of BD Act 2002 is as follows:
  • Advise the State Government, subject to any guidelines issued by the Central government on matters relating to the conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of the components and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilisation of biological resources
  • Regulate by granting of approvals or otherwise requests for commercial utilization or bio-survey and bio-utilization of any biological resources by Indians
  • Perform such other functions as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this act or as may be prescribed by the State Government

Learn more about Sikkim Biodiversity Board Rules pdf


Indian Biological Diversity Act 2002

The Biological Diversity Act 2002 was legislated pursuant to India’s obligation under Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD was adopted in the year 1992 and the Biological Diversity Act was enacted in 2002, to deal with extensive pressure on our biological resources. To detail the procedures to be adopted, the Biological Diversity Rules were notified in the year 2004. Several State rules were also notified subsequently for implementing the Act in respective States in India.

Learn more about Biodiversity Act 2002 pdf       Learn more about Biodiversity Rules pdf

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