Workshop to prepare state’s input for country’s 6th national report to CBD

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The Arunachal Pradesh Biodiversity Board (APBB) organized a one-day state level workshop to prepare the state’s input for the country’s 6th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat, which is to be submitted to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, New Delhi.
The workshop on National Biodiversity Action Plan, National Biodiversity Targets and Sixth National Reports to CBD was held at the conference hall of the State Forest Research Institute in Chimpu near here on Wednesday.
PCCF and Principal Secretary (E&F) Omkar Singh highlighted the importance of the Biodiversity Management Committee and its role in biodiversity conservation.
SFRI Director cum APBB Member Secretary Dusu Shra urged the participants to give vivid information about programmes and projects of their organisations’ relevance directly or indirectly to biodiversity conservation in areas, such as agriculture, forests, fisheries, climate change, tourism and wetlands.
APBB Research Officer Dr Kenjum Bagra delivered a lecture on the activities undertaken by the State Biodiversity Board to implement the provisions of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, while Head of Zoological Survey of India Dr B Sinha gave a presentation on National Biodiversity Action Plan, National Biodiversity Targets and Sixth National Report to Convention on Biological Diversity.
The workshop was attended by representatives from the state departments of Agriculture and Industry; departments of Botany and Zoology of Rajiv Gandhi University; department of Forestry, NERIST; Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Itanagar; Zoological Survey of India, Itanagar; Botanical Survey of India, Itanagar; State Medicinal Plant Board and GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Itanagar.