Source: Jaivavaividhyam (Malayalam), 1996, TBGRI. Group No. of species No. of species (SW) SI/SW(%) in India (SI) in the World Mammals 372 4629 7.6 Birds 1228 9702 12.6 Reptiles 428 6550 6.2 Amphibians 204 4522 4.4 Fishes 2546 21730 11.7 Flowering plants 17000 2,50,000 6.0
Conservation of biodiversity including the integrity and diversity of genes, species and ecosystem and their evolutionary potential.
Sustainable use of biological resources in such a manner and at such rates that does not lead to the long term decline of the diversity, thereby maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of present and future generations.
Equity in conservation and use, including equitable access to biological resources and benefits arising out of the use of biological resources.
An attempt to realise the rich biodiversity in the Grama/Block/District Panchayats, state and the whole country.
A comprehensive database recording people’s knowledge and insight of the status, uses, history, ongoing changes and forces driving these changes in the biological diversity resources of their own localities.
It will provide information on current utilization patterns of biodiversity, its economic benefits to the local communities and future management strategies required for the sustainable utilization of biodiversity in a decentralized manner.
It helps equitable sharing of benefits arising out of commercial utilization of biodiversity resources and knowledge of their uses.