West Bengal
Biodiversity Board

Field Training Programme

This is an initiative of the Board to create a pool of resource persons who can identify the commonly seen / interacted plants and animals and, in turn, can help in PBR activities. They may also act as the mediator in between the local people, who have the traditional knowledge related to bioresouces, and the experts who are practising the subject.

The target group of this programme are the teachers of schools/ colleges, senior students, BMC members, representative of NGOs -- who have been engaging in the activities related to biodiversity.

A brief report of current field training programme at

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Application for accessing bio-resources and / or associated traditional knowledge for commercial utilization

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.