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INDIA BIODIVERSITY AWARDS 2023


INDIA BIODIVERSITY AWARDS 2023


The India Biodiversity Awards is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, National Biodiversity Authority and the United Nations Development Programme. It is an innovative mechanism to identify and recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and institutions working towards biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of biological resources, access and benefit sharing and biodiversity governance. The winners of India Biodiversity Awards 2023 will be given a Memento, a Certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakhs under each category. Two certificates of appreciation will be given in each category with a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh each.


Attention: Applications for India Biodiversity Awards 2023 can be filled and sent to bdawards2023@nbaindia.in or alternatively applications in hard copy can be sent by post to Secretary, National Biodiversity Authority, TICEL Bio Park, Taramani, Chennai – 600113. Applications received through any other means will not be considered. Applicants can also submit images and videos regarding their work.

Last date for receipt of applications is 30th November 2021.


Category 1

CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES

Category 2

INCENTIVIZING ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING

Category 3

BEST BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Category 4

BEST PEOPLES’ BIODIVERSITY REGISTER

The award aims to recognize the effort of individuals /institutions/ corporate (both public and private) involved in effective management and conservation of the biological resources in an equitable and sustainable manner. The award aims at recognising body corporate practicing complete cycle of Access and Benefit Sharing process (ABS); projects augmenting noteworthy monetary and/or non-monetary equitable sharing of benefits out of the utilization of biological resources with communities and stakeholders concerned. The award aims to recognise the exemplary work of Biodiversity Management Committees in documentation of biological resources and associated traditional knowledge through People’s Biodiversity Registers (PBRs); generating awareness; establishing best practices in biodiversity conservation, sustainable use, social and gender equity; empowerment and equitable sharing of benefits with the conservers of the resource. The award aims to recognise the range of traditional as well as innovative methods including the use of digital technology in documenting Peoples’ Biodiversity Registers and realizing the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) potential.
Winner in each category will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 5 Lakh and two Certificates of appreciation will be given in each category with a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh each.
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India Biodiversity Awards 2023 - Brochure

HOW TO APPLY :

1. Applications for India Biodiversity Awards 2023 can be filled and sent to bdawards2023@nbaindia.in. Alternatively, the applications can also be submitted in hard copy by post to the following address,


The Secretary,
National Biodiversity Authority
5th Floor, TICEL Bio Park
CSIR Road, Taramani
Chennai -600 113, India
Email address: bdawards2023@nbaindia.in
Phone number: Tel: 91-44-2254 1071

2. Please note that hard copy applications shall be submitted in prescribed format. Applications received through any other means will not be considered.



Last date to send in the application forms is 30 November, 2021.

Applications received through any other means will not be considered.