The primary mandate of the Tripura Biodiversity Board (TBB) is to advice the State Government including technical assistance and guidance to the departments of the state government on any matter concerning conservation of bio-diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resource and knowledge. Another major task is to regulate by granting of approvals or otherwise requests for commercial utilization or bio-survey and bio-utilisation of any biological resource by Indian Nationals.
The TBB is also aimed at commissioning studies and sponsoring investigations and research for inventorization of the biodiversity in the state including dissemination of information and data across. The TBB is also engaged in awareness creation through mass media regarding conservation of biological bio-diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resource and knowledge. Taking steps to build up database and to create information and documentation system for biological resources and associated traditional knowledge through bio-diversity registers and electronics data bases, to ensure effective management, promotion and sustainable uses, are some of the most important objectives for which the TBB is striving hard.
Support Biodiversity Management Committees at different levels to ensure protection of rights including intellectual property rights over biological resources and associated knowledge including the protection of the information recorded in People’s Biodiversity Registers by hand-holding BMCs for strengthening the in-situ and ex-situ conservation of biodiversity including the setting up of the Biodiversity Heritage sites. Read More ..