Bhutan became a party to and ratified the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 1995 by the 73rd session of the National Assembly, recognizing the importance of biodiversity to humankind and its own goal of environmentally sustainable development and committed leadership in environmental conservation. The CBD is one of the most comprehensive international agreements, signed by 193 countries committed to the conservation and sustainable utilization of biological resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from access to biological resources. Bhutan also signed the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing in 2011 to enable meaningful ABS collaborations that will benefit the country and the people at large through regulated access to biological resources in the country. The National Biodiversity Centre was designated as the National Focal Point for Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization at the 44th Commission meeting of the National Environment Commission.
Biological resources effectively conserved, sustainable used and benefits equitably shared for enhancement of livelihood, food security and environmental well-being of the country.
Effective conservation, sustainable utilization and equitable sharing of benefits arising from access and use of biological resources.
To become a premier institute on biodiversity in the country resulting in the effective management of biodiversity and maximizing the benefits from it as well as contributing to international efforts toward conserving biodiversity.
News and Events
Welcome to the National Moth Week from 23-31st July 2022 Participate by uploading moth photos from any device or any quality into the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal (www.biodiversity.bt) or the National Moth Week (www.nationalmothweek.org). If you aren’t registered please register on … Continued
The field assessments and consultations on Invasive Plant Management plan was conducted at Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS) on 11 & 12 June 2022. The development of management plan on invasive plant species requires an intimate understanding of park resources, collaboration … Continued
Light it Up Blue! Today, on this World Autism Day, we believe that there is no better way to celebrate this day than by becoming aware of the characteristics of people with this condition and how all of us can … Continued
The interns from the Collage of Natural Resources presented their internship experiences and learnings at the Centre. They were awarded internship program completion certificates.
A new aquatic snail species named as Erhaia norbui is discovered from Uesu, Haa at 2700 meters above sea level. The study paper is published in the ZooKeys February 2022 issue. The shell is pale greyish with a globular body … Continued
The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithnag under Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to announce the result of the selection interview for the post of Royal Botanical Garden ESP Held on 22nd June 2020. Sl. No Name CID No Marks … Continued
The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang is pleased to Re – announce the vacancy for the following post: Sl. No. Agency Position Title Position Level No. of Slot Criteria 1 NBC,Serbithang Gradener ESP 1 Bhutanese National, within the age limit of … Continued
The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang is pleased to announce the vacancy for the following post: Sl. No. Agency Position Title Position Level No. of Slot Criteria 1 NBC,Serbithang Gradener ESP 1 Bhutanese National, within the age limit of 18-40 years … Continued