The Board functions towards ensuring proper implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the West Bengal Biological Diversity Rules, 2005. The important functions undertaken by the Board include-

  • To make people aware of the biodiversity and its importance in human well being.
  • Constitution of Biodiversity Management Committees(BMC) in the Panchayat samitiy and Municipality level .
  • Documenting biodiversity, their uses and traditional knowledge and practices associated with those in the form of People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) involving local people through the concern BMCs
  • Initiating and guiding Post PBR activities: conservation initiatives, entrepreneurship development on sustainable biological resources, biological resource management and other such activities.
  • Identification of Heritage Sites and Sacred Groves of the state and prepare the management plan of those area in consultation with the concern BMCs.
  • Conducting Studies on biodiversity related issues of the state.
  • Regulating commercial activities related to bio-resources of the state as per the Biological Diversity Act, 2002
  • Regulating other activities which affect the biodiversity of the state as per the said act & rules
  • Documentation of Biodiversity of the state: in the form of comprehensive digitized data of available resources of the State along with a digital library and also an annotated bibliography of available literature on biodiversity of the State.































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