There are a number of enthusiast individuals/ organisations who have been working for conservation of biodiversity in various forms. Their relentless efforts for the cause of biodiversity are not revealed to the public in general. To recognise these silent endeavours, the Board has instituted the ?Biodiversity Award?
Besides, to create a competitive atmosphere among the BMCs for proper implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, the Board is also felicitate the best performing BMC every year.
These awards are being handed over to recipients in the celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity, 2016.
As per the Section -7 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, accessing bio-resources and associated traditional knowledge of the state of West Bengal requires prior intimation to the West Bengal Biodiversity Board. The intimation to the Board should be given in specified format (Form-I & Form-A) along with requisite Application Fee.