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Section 22 (6) of the Biological Diversity Rules, 2004 states that -
The main function of the BMC is to prepare People’s Biodiversity Register in consultation with the local people. The Register shall contain comprehensive information on availability and knowledge of local biological resources, their medicinal or any other use.
The National Biodiversity Authority has in its Guidelines for the Preparation of People's Biodiversity Registers (1.40 Mb) has called for the formation of Technical Support Groups comprising of experts from subject areas under the ambit of biodiversity, to provide technical inputs to the BMCs and are responsible for the validation of the prepared PBR. The Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board also assigns local NGOs to act as ground level facilitators to the BMCs in this exercise.
The Guidelines for the preparation of PBRs issued by the National Biodiversity Authority provides 31 formats or categories under which data has to be recorded. The preparation of a People’s Biodiversity Register is a participatory process. It involves a detailed consultation with all stakeholders involved, particularly the local people, who need to share their common as well as specialized knowledge. The following is a step-by-step process for the preparation of PBRs:-