In exercise of the powers conferred by sub section (1) of section 63 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (Central Act No.

After the startling revelation about a Haldwani reserve forest area being used as a dumping ground came to the fore, the forest department and the Haldwani-Kathgodam Municipal Corporation have coll

DEHRADUN: With 750 biodiversity management committees (BMC) at the gram panchayat level, Uttarakhand emerged as a pioneer among Himalayan states in effective implementation of the Biological Divers

The Wild Orissa, an organisation working in the field of wildlife conservation, has submitted a memorandum to the High-Level Committee (HLC) formed by the Union Government to review certain environ

NEW DELHI, Aug 7 – Declining to restrain the NHPC from resuming construction of the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHEP), the Kolkata Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordere

Environment activists and bird lovers in the city want the civic body to close the historic Salim Ali Lake for public for the time being and declare it as a biodiversity hot spot.

Hyderabad: The National Biodiversity Authority has demanded a five percent cut in the sales of red sanders carried out by the state government as per the access benefit sharing clause of the Biodiv

MP is the first Indian state to implement the Act and demand benefit sharing levy

In a bid to widen the net on imposing benefit sharing levy on corporate houses that use locally available bio-resources, the Madhya Pradesh state government is considering finer points of the State Biodiversity Act 2002.

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu, home to several rare flora and fauna, is lagging behind many other states in implementing the National Biological Diversity Act, 2002, according to data released by the Nationa

The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) will map the biodiversity in the urban forest area of the city and prepare a "bio-diversity register" of flora and fauna to harness bio-resources.

Anup Vaid, Chairman, Biodiversity Management Committee, SMC, said they had a meeting today and decided to launch the biodiversity mapping project. "We will map flora and fauna and medicinal herbs in the municipal area and in the vicinity and charge the fees from users," he added.

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