[Biosphere Reserves, Conservation and Management of Wetlands, Mangroves and Coral Reefs, Biodiversity Conservation, National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, Genetic Engineering Approval Committee, All India Coordinated Project on Taxonomy, Assistance to Botanical Garden, Botanic Garden of Indian Republic, Forest Conservation, Regional Offices of the Ministry, Forest Policy, National Forest Commission, Integrated Forest Protection Scheme, Joint Forest Management, Wildlife Conservation, National Board for Wildlife, National Institute of Animal Welfare, Statutory Bodies - Animal Welfare Board of India, Project Tiger, Project Elephant, Wildlife Institute of India, Central Zoo Authority, National Zoological Park]
address the problems of environment and
development holistically, the Ministry has enunciated several policy instruments which takes into consideration various cross-sectoral issues having a direct bearing on conservation and sustainable uses of natural resources including forestry and wildlife.
Biosphere Reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems which are internationally recognized within the framework of UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme. These reserves are required to meet a minimal set of criteria and adhere to a minimal set of conditions before being admitted to the World Network of Biosphere Reserve designated by UNESCO for inclusion in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The world’s major ecosystem types and landscapes are represented in this network, which is devoted to conserving biological diversity, promoting research and monitoring as well as seeking to provide models of sustainable development in the service of humankind. 49
These reserves are rich in biological and cultural diversity and encompass unique features of exceptionally pristine nature. The goal is to facilitate conservation of representative... [continues]
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