Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Biodiversity and ecosystem services are central to sustaining life on Earth and play an important role in achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions-Economic, Social and Environmental. India a megadiverse country with only 2.4% of world’s land area harbors 7-8% of all recorded species including over 45,000 species of plants and 91,000 species of animals. At the same time India with 17% of world’s population and 18% of global livestock population, faces severe pressure on land. The transition path to sustainable development meeting the aspirations of the 1.25 billion people of India will require decoupling socio-economic development from unsustainable use of bio-resources and ensuring a consumptive patterns that ensure natural resources are made available for present generations without compromising the needs of future generations.

The National Biodiversity Congress 2017 is planned during February Post COP 13 with the focal theme Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development considering the decisions taken during COP13. Biodiversity exhibitions and capacity building workshops are being conducted parallel aimed at creating awareness among public on values of biodiversity and actions to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity. Biodiversity management is a multi-layered process and involvement of local communities and NGO’s in conservation planning should be at the core of conservation initiatives. We, on behalf of organizing committee of the 3rd National Biodiversity Congress, welcome all likeminded individuals and institutions to NBC 2017 to be a part of this endeavor for promoting sustainable development.

Important Dates

Submission of abstracts :


Communication of acceptance of papers :


Submission of full length paper : 12.02.2017

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