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Biodiversity Conservation

By: AK Ghosh

308 pages, Figs, tabs

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Hardback | Jan 2009 | #184421 | ISBN-13: 9788131302279
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As a country of mega-diversity India has joined the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and enacted the Biological Diversity Act 2002 and Rules 2004. Significant progress has been made in the last 15 years, a detailed account of which is presented in this volume. It includes information on current status, uses, institutional support, traditional knowledge, databases on one side and deals with the issues of access, transfer and benefit sharing mechanism as also question of capacity building on the other side. This is perhaps one of the most comprehensive accountsof Indian biodiversity to date.


Acknowledgements. Preamble. 1. Status of biodiversity. 2. Uses of biodiversity. 3. Community biodiversity conservation. 4. Access and transfer of genetics resources. 5. Mechanism of benefit sharing. 6. Institutional support. 7. Action plan. 8. Capacity building. 9. Data bases. 10. Traditional knowledge. Annexures: 1. On FRLHT. 2. On Navdanya. 3. On gene campaign. 4. List of institutions. 5. Biodiversity Act 2002. 6. Biodiversity rules 2004. 7. NBPGR guideline. 8. Threatened animals of India. 9. Base collection: Gene Bank. 10. Mega diverse countries. Index.

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