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Citizen Charter


About the Board: -

The Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board is a statutory body to implement the provisions of Biological Diversity Act 2002. As per section 23 of the Biological Diversity Act 2002 the functions of the State Biodiversity Board shall be to: -

(a)  Advice the State Government, subject to any guidelines issued by the Central Government, on matters related to conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of its components and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of biological resources;

(b)  Regulate by granting of approvals or otherwise request for commercial utilization or bio-survey and bio-utilization and any biological resource by Indians; and

(c)  Perform such other functions as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the Biological Diversity Act 2002 or as may be prescribed by the State Government.

Our 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.



Our mission

  • 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 promote 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 by constituting Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) in all the bodies and promotion of People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) for each BMC.
  • Develop mechanism for equitable sharing of benefits with the BMCs (local bodies) arising of the utilization of biological resources.
  • Document traditional knowledge regarding their biological resources at local level and develop mechanism for their conservation and utilization.
  • Develop strategies and actions for conservation of agriculture, livestock, fodder and botanical diversity.
  • Promote culturally sensitive conservation and management that recognizes and protects traditional knowledge and resource use.
  • Encouraging and providing incentives for private and public sector investments.
  • Creation of a just and equitable society based on sustainable resource use.



  1. To implement the objectives of biodiversity act 2002.
  2. To conserve biodiversity in Rural and Urban bodies of the state.
  3. To Promote, conserve and protect the various ecosystem such as Freshwater Ecosystems, Forest Ecosystems, Grassland Ecosystems Mountain Ecosystems.
  4. To promote and conserve the species of protected and non-protected forests in Uttarakhand.
  5. To strengthen the Biodiversity Management Committees towards the conservation and management of bioresources.
  6. To make available all related information like projects, functions, role and responsibilities etc. on the website (www.sbb.uk.gov.in) of the board.
  7. To support periodic evaluation of projects, schemes and programmes and provide recommendations for overall improvement.
  8. To strengthen relationship with other state and central organizations in order to achieve common goals pertaining to conservation of biodiversity.
  9. To strengthen its grievance redressal system and machinery for speedy redressal.

10. To regulate access to biological resources of the state with the purpose of securing equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resources.

11. To help in conservation and development of areas of importance from the standpoint of biological diversity by declaring them as biological diversity heritage sites.

12. Notification and advise rehabilitation of threatened species.

13. Involvement of institutions of state government in the broad scheme of the implementation of the Biological Diversity Act 2002 through constitution of committee.



People of Uttarakhand as well as the people of India with special focus on local communities, Van Panchayats, Gram Panchayats, and urban bodies (Nagar Palika, Nagar Nigam etc.) nature lovers, pilgrims, researchers, scientists and small and large scale bioresource based industries.



  1. To implement Biodiversity Act 2002 in Uttarakhand State.
  2. To implement various projects, schemes and programs of Government of India in Uttarakhand.
  3. To give technical advice to Government of Uttarakhand on Conservation, Rare and Threatened species and Biodiversity Heritage Sites and other environment related issues.
  4. To help the Government of Uttarakhand in implementing the developmental activities by allocating the forest land.
  5. To facilitate local bodies in community based natural resource management.



  1. To offer suggestions, feedbacks wherever required, to streamline and further improve the functioning and promote accountability and transparency.
  2. As per the BD Act 2002, if any loss of biodiversity within the state, it is expected from every citizen of the country that they will help the government in this regard.
  3. We expect every organization, civil society, scientific community, private agency and all citizens of India to:
  • Exchange their ideas and interact with department for the common cause of nature, forests, environment and wildlife.
  • Honour and abide by the rules, regulation, acts and legislations framed by the state and centre governments towards; protection, conservation and development of flora and fauna.




Citizen with grievances can expect from the organization that: -

  1. There will be timely action on the grievances raised.
  2. Their grievances will be forwarded to the concerned authority within the stipulated time period and will be intimated accordingly.
  3. Visitors would be treated with courtesy and addressed patiently to facilitate in solving their grievances.
  4. All necessary steps will be taken for quick and satisfactory disposal of complaints and grievances.