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.
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On the 27 th of January 2023, a one-day consultation meeting was held at Punakha Kabjisa GeowgCentre with the people of Petari Chiwog for the revival of Pangtse Oil Production. Petari chiwogis famous for its age-old tradition of producing oil … Continued
Background 9th to 16th January 2022: In continuation of on-farm crop diversity inventory on 7th January and germplasm collection at Kengkhar from 8th to 12th January, and as a part of the regular germplasm collection program of the Genebank, the … Continued
Background The United Nations General Assembly declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYM 2023). The IYM 2023 is to raise awareness of, and direct policy attention to the nutritional and health benefits of millets and their suitability for … Continued
12th to 15th January 2023 Background Bhutan is endowed with rich Plant Genetic Resources or the Crop Diversity is a subset of biodiversity. Plant genetic resources are the most valuable, essential, basic raw materials and foundation of agriculture, enabling it … Continued
As a part of regular germplasm collection program of the Genebank, the National Biodiversity Centre in collaboration with Gewog Agriculture Sector of Kengkhar Gewog, Mongar Dzongkhag conducted Crop Diversity Inventory on the 7th January 2023 and germplasm collection from 8th to 12th January 2023 at Kengkhar Gewog, Mongar Dzongkhag.
19th January 2022: In continuation with the last week’s consultation meeting on Draft Rules and Regulations of the Biodiversity Act of Bhutan 2022, the consultation meeting to review and refine the Draft Rules and Regulations of Biodiversity Act of Bhutan 2022 is … Continued
The centre with collaboration with Department of Tourism will be conducting 2 days training workshop on Biodiversity, Biopiracy and its relevance to Tourism in Bhutan. The first batch will be on 7th and 8th November 2022 and second batch on … 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