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India Biodiversity Award 2018 – awarded to Singchun Bugun Village Community Reserve

The Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve Management Committee (SBVCR) of Arunachal Pradesh was awarded the India Biodiversity Award, 2018.
  • It was awarded on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University in Hyderabad.
  • The SBVCR is an NGO which was awarded the “Conservation of wildlife species” category.
  • The SBVCR not only works towards protecting the environment but also provides jobs to the local youth, by employing them.
  • The award is joint initiative of the following-
      • Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), 
      • National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) 
      • United Nations Development programme (UNDP)
  • The Government of India had initiated the India Biodiversity Awards in 2012, in partnership with UNDP India.
  • The basic idea behind these awards was to recognize and honour outstanding models of biodiversity conservation, sustainable use and governance at the grassroots level.
India Biodiversity Award 2018 – awarded to Singchun Bugun Village Community Reserve India Biodiversity Award 2018 – awarded to Singchun Bugun Village Community Reserve Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on May 28, 2018 Rating: 5

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