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
September 24, 2022: Their Excellencies, Minister Counselor, Mr. Daniel Hachez, Head of Cooperation, European Union, Sanam Lyonpo, Mr. Yeshey Penjor and Hon’ble Secretary, Mr. Thinley Namgyel, MoAF graced inaugurations of the micro-propagation facility and the polycarbonate house at the Royal … Continued
The center is pleased to share the report on National Butterfly Week which was held on 17th to 31st August 2022 along with the winners announcement.
The Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) Director General, Dr. Taek-Ryoun Kwon, who is also the Director General, RDA, Korea visited National Biodiversity Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests on 30th August 2022. AFACI is an inter-governmental and multilateral … Continued
On 29th August, 2022, the Environment and Climate Change Committee of the National Assembly represented by Hon’ble Chairperson Gyem Dorji, Hon’ble MP Gyambo Tshering and Natural Resource and Environment Committee of the National Council represented by Hon’ble MP Karma Gyeltshen … 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