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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Teams led by Dr. Jean Balie, Director General of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have visited National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) on 24th November, 2022. Team leaders with the member countries delegation from nine countries visited particularly the National Gene bank, … Continued
November 17-18, 2022: The two-day Training Workshop on “Biodiversity, Biopiracy and its relevance in Tourism” was successfully completed to the stakeholders that are relevant to tourism and biodiversity at the Jigme Namgyel College of Engineering, Dewathang, Samdrupjongkhar. Twenty two participants … Continued
Subsequent to the executive order issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests via letter no. MoAF/SEC/01/2022/673 dated 29 September 2022, and following approval from the Royal Civil Service Commission via letter no. RCSC/CSR/2022/1077 dated 28 September 2022 directing the … Continued
A second series of the two-day Training Workshops on “Biodiversity, Biopiracy and its relevance in Tourism” for the tour guides conducted from 9 – 10 November from 2nd batch of tour guides at NBC, Serbithang. Around 22 tour guides completed … Continued
The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), MoAF is pleased to share the Centre’s Status Report 2022. This fiscal year observed several achievements and advancements in the field of biodiversity in Bhutan. Thus, through the Centre’s Status Report for the fiscal year, … 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