People’s Biodiversity Registers: The Register of the people, by the people and for the people.
The objectives of the PBR formation are:

  • To claim justified benefit sharing by the local people for any commercial use of their BD resources (BD elements + knowledge)
  • To explore enterprises based on their BD resources
  • To develop exhaustive database to help effective intervention for development and conservation.
  • Along with this information, the Registers will also contain extensive annotations on the landscape of the area, present land use patterns and the same over a timescape, an overview of the peoplescape and other relevant data deemed necessary for planning proper future strategies of local level management of resources.

Preparation of Peoples Biodiversity Registers include

  • Comprehensive information on availability and knowledge of local biological resources, their medicinal or any other use or any other traditional knowledge associated with them;
  • Data about the local vaids and practitioners using the biological resources
  • Details of the access to biological resources and traditional knowledge granted details of the collection fee imposed and details of the benefits derived and the mode of their sharing.
  • The major ways of collecting data for the PBR includes
    1. Interviews of knowledgeable individuals/ veterans;
    2. Group interviews;
    3. Field observations by volunteers and technical support groups and
    4. Existing official documents.


CLICK: PBRs in Tripura