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Preserving India's Biodiversity



Report of the Guardians of Biodiversity Workshop
22 May 2010

biodiversityOn Saturday 22nd May, ESG held a workshop on the multiple values of biodiversity and legal and social methods through which which we can safeguard it for future generations. Read more.

ESG petitions Minister to Repeal the 190 Plants Exemption List
17 February 2010

biodiversityMr. Jairam Ramesh has confirmed that the 190 plants listed in MoEF's Notification of October, 2009 "would be exempt from purview of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, provided they are traded as commodities." Read more.

Legal Resources

Ministry of Environment and Forest Notification, New Delhi, 26 October 2009. (PDF - 599 KB) Notification by MoEF, in consultation with the National Biodiversity Authority, declaring a list of biological resources that do not fall under the provisions of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002.

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