What is biodiversity management Committee?

Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC) As per the Biological Diversity Act 2002, BMCs are created for “promoting conservation, sustainable use and documentation of biological diversity” by local bodies across the country.

What is role of biodiversity management Committee?

Biodiversity Management Committees are to be established under Section 41 of the Act at local level. The BMCs play a vital role in documenting biodiversity, their sustainable use and in dealing with Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) issues.

What are the rules of biodiversity?

The Biodiversity Management Committee as constituted under sub-rule (1) shall consist of a Chairperson and not more than six persons nominated by the local body, of whom not less than one third should be women and not les than 18% should belong to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes.

Who appoints BMC under the biological diversity Act 2002?

Not more than five members from amongst experts in matters relating to conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of biological resources and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resources. All the members of the SBB are appointed by the respective State Governments.

What is biodiversity with examples?

The definition of biodiversity refers to the amount of diversity between different plants, animals and other species in a given habitat at a particular time. The different varieties and types of animals and plants that live in the ocean is an example of biodiversity.

Who heads National biodiversity Authority?

Dr. V. B. Mathur
National Biodiversity Authority

Abbreviation NBA
Region served India
Chairperson Dr. V. B. Mathur, IFS
Parent organisation Ministry of Environment , Forests, and climate change, Government of India
Website nbaindia.org

What are the provisions of Biological Diversity Act 2002?

An Act to provide for conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the use of biological resources, knowledge and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

What are the guidelines for Biodiversity Management Committees?

Guidelines for Operationalization of Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) SECTION I: OPERATIONAL ASPECTS 1.1 Role of SBBs, Institutions and Civil Society in the formation of BMCs

How is biodiversity management committee ( BMC ) formed in Meghalaya?

The Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) are statutory bodies that are formed by the ‘local bodies’ as per Section 41 of the Biological Diversity Act 2002, Rule 23 of the Meghalaya Biological Diversity Rules, 2010, and Biological Diversity Amendment Rules, 2015. In Meghalaya 94 BMCs have so far been constituted at the village level.

What should a BMC do to protect biodiversity?

BMC shall ensure the protection of the knowledge recorded in the People’s Biodiversity Register principally in the matters of regulation of access to agencies and individuals outside the village limits. Access to registers need to be recorded in writing and maintained in consultation with SBB/ Technical Support group. 9.

Who are the members of a BMC committee?

The BMC will be constituted by the local body with members of the Participatory forest/natural resources management committees members, including from members of horticulture/vaids/foot botanists/tribal heads., etc., based on the local conditions. The SBB should issue suggestive list of persons to be included in the BMC.