Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity 


India, a Biodiversity Hotspot

With just 2.4% of the world's land area, India's biological richness includes a vast range of habitats and ecosystems supporting 7% of globally recorded species, including over 45,000 species of plants and 91,000 species of animals. Protecting biodiversity is a national priority as it is linked to livelihoods of millions of people. It is in recognition of the relevance of biodiversity and its inter-linkages with the livelihood of people, that the Government of India has been working towards mainstreaming biodiversity into development.


About the programme


The Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Programme works at the national level with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), the National Biodiversity Authority, and at state level with the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department. It comprises of Incentives for Sustainable Management of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (ISBM), Himachal Pradesh Forest Ecosystem Services (HP-FES), and the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Partnership. Together, they contribute to all three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): the conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of the components of biological diversity, and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilisation of genetic resources.


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