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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National Biodiversity Centre in collaboration with the Nature Guides is please to announce “National Butterfly Week” Event from 17th – 31 August 2022. The Top three contributors of butterfly observations will be awarded the cash price of Nu.10,000 Nu.6000 and … Continued
The center is pleased to share the report on National Moth Week which was held on 23rd to 31st July 2022.
A total of 4722 moth observations uploaded during National Moth Week. We would like to Congratulated Sherab Jamtsho, Sangay Chhophel and Tandin Jamtsho for being the top three contributors for moth observation. Mr. Sherab Jamtsho bagged the first place with … Continued
National Assembly of Bhutan received the Royal Assent from Druk Gyalpo on the Biodiversity Bill of Bhutan 2021. The National Biodiversity Centre would like to thank the committees of National Assembly and National Council for their efforts to approve the … Continued
NBC is delighted to be the 50th member to the World Flora Online (WFO) representing Bhutan. WFO strives to create an enabling online platform for all the plant species in the world. As the Centre believes in open, accessible and … Continued
The centre would like to Congratulate Dr. Asta M. Tamang for your successful PhD degree from Italy.
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