An Autonomous Statutory Body of Environment & Forest Department,
Government of Assam
Assam Bio-diversity board is celebrating International Bio-Diversity Day on 22nd May
About Us

Biological diversity is the variability among living organisms from all sources including terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this include diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. In short, Biodiversity is the vast array of all the plants, animals, insects and micro-organisms inhabiting the earth either in the aquatic or terrestrial habitats. The human civilization depends directly or indirectly upon this biodiversity for their very basic needs of survival- food, fodder, fuel, fibre, fertilizer, timber, liquor, rubber, leather, medicines and several raw materials. This diversity is the condition for the long term sustainability of the environment, continuity of life on earth and the maintenance of its integrity.{{-- People are now aware of the fact that habitat degradation, loss of wild stock is association with loss of local traditional knowledge led to rapid degradation of biological resources all over the globe.

Read More
  • Constitution of Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs)
  • The Biodiversity Act and Rules provide that the local bodies shall constitute Biodiversity Management Committees within its area of jurisdiction. The Assam State Biodiversity Board facilitates constitution of BMCs at Anchalik Panchayat level in the state. These committees shall work for the purpose of promoting conservation, sustainable use and documentation of biological diversity including preservation of habitats, conservation of land races, folk varieties and cultivars, domesticated stocks and breeds of animals and microorganisms and chronicling of knowledge relating to biological diversity.

    Know More
  • Biodiversity Heritage Site
  • Under Section- 37 of Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Rule 24(1) of the Assam Biodiversity Rules 2010, the State Government upon recommendation of the Assam State Biodiversity Board from time to time may notify in Official Gazatte areas of biodiversity importance as Biodiversity Heritage Sites (BHS). At present three (3) sites i.e. Majuli BHS, Borjuli Wild Rice BHS and Hajong Tortoise Lake BHS has been notified by the State Government as Biodiversity Heritage Sites of Assam.

    Know More
  • Access and Benefit Sharing
  • Please click below button to know more about Access and Benefit Sharing.

    Know More
  • Preparation of People's Biodiversity Register (PBR)
  • One of the mandates of the Biodiversity Board is to prepare Peoples’ Biodiversity Registers (PBR) involving the local communities. The register shall contain comprehensive information on availability and knowledge of local biological resources, their medicinal or any other use or any other traditional knowledge associated with them. PBR is not simply a register with names of species and their distribution in a given area but it is a comprehensive data base recording peoples’ traditional knowledge and insight of the status, uses, history, ongoing changes and forces driving these changes on the biological diversity resources of their own localities.

    Know More
What's New


Tradable bio resource

Assam, a state in northeastern India, is known for its rich biodiversity and abundant bioresources. Some of the tradable bioresources found in Assam include: Tea, Bamboo, Silk, Medicinal plants, Orchids etc

Know More
Awareness Program



Threatened Species under BD Act

BHS under BD Act

Assam Bio-Diversity Highlight