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Vision And Goals

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Vision

  • Conservation of the natural heritage of the State including the unique, biodiversity rich and fragile ecosystems of the State such as forests, grasslands, wetlands and mountain ecosystems and their species including wild and domesticated biodiversity, genetic resources and ecological and environmental processes.
  • Primacy to be given to in situ conservation of the State’s biological and cultural diversity located both within and outside the State’s protected areas.

Goals

  • Identification of major threats to biodiversity in Uttarakhand and identification of ecosystems and habitats important for conservation lying outside Protected Area Network and suggest ways to protect and manage them.
  • Assessment of adequacy of conservation and management measures, plans, socio-economic aspects, research and monitoring needs for Protected Areas and Non Protected Areas such as reserved, protected and unclassified forests, fresh water and other wetland systems, avifauna wintering areas, agricultural ecosystems, landscape systems and sites of anthropogenic importance.
  • Linking biodiversity with livelihood of local people
  • Assessment of the status and effectiveness of ex- situ conservation in the State including rehabilitation of endangered and threatened species and captive breeding programmes and per mote ex- situ conservation of flora, fauna and their genetic resources.
  • Biodiversity education, training, awareness, public outreach, skills development and involvement of voluntary sector.
  • Review of laws, policies, institutions, regulatory structures and procedures including cross-sectoral coordination and cooperation in relation to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, assessment of effectiveness of wildlife protection in controlling the trade in wildlife products including medicinal plants and law enforcement and coordination between agencies.
  • Focus on developing mechanism for people oriented sustainable management and sustainable use of biological resources, and for that constitute “Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs)” at the level of all Local Bodies and prepare “People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR)” for each BMC.
  • Develop mechanism for equitable sharing of benefits with the BMCs arising of the utilization of biological resources.
  • Document traditional knowledge at the local level and develop mechanism for their conservation and utilization.
  • Develop strategies and actions for conservation of agriculture, livestock, fodder and ethno botanical diversity.
  • Development that is compatible with sustainable use of natural resources.
  • Biodiversity as integral to human-existence and permeating developmental planning and implementation.
  • Per mote culturally sensitive conservation and management that recognizes and protects traditional knowledge and resource use.
  • Pursuit of a landscape and ecosystem approach.
  • Meeting of the State’s forest based needs of fuel wood, fodder, timber, Non Wood Forest Produce etc. from non-forest areas and degraded forest lands by encouraging afforestation, plantations etc.
  • Encouraging and providing incentives for private and public sector investments.
  • Creation of a just and equitable society based on sustainable resource use.