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This website is designed, developed and maintained by the Secretariat of the Education for the Conservation of Biological Diversity (SECBD),in association with / with the support of National Biodiversity Authority, (NBA) and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and climate change, (MoEFCC) Government of India, and CBD. The information presented here are

  1. a. Extracted from the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) and National reports of the Parties submitted to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD);
  2. b. Uploaded by ECBD practitioners / information providers across the Globe ;
  3. c. Drawn from the reports / details sourced from various ECBD experts and practitioners across the Globe.


However, analysis , interpretations and conclusions expressed in various formats on this Site are those of the various staff members of SECBD and experts and do not necessarily represent the views of the SECBD, associates or CBD Parties.


Secretariat will periodically update the information without any prior notice . While every effort is made to keep the information provided on the Site timely and accurate, the secretariat or its affiliates under no circumstances shall be liable for the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability of information. Due to the dynamic nature of the internet and the information , the use of this Site is at the User's sole risk. The secretariat shall not be responsible any conduct of any User


The information and materials are in the public domain, freely downloaded, printed and may be used for non-commercial purpose only, with no changes in the content and appropriate acknowledgment of the source. Specific restrictions on certain type of materials are posted where they apply.


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Links and reference provided in the site are only or the convenience of the user. Secretariat not necessarily endorses these sites or validity of information provided in these sites and is not responsible for the content.


User while uploading the content and / or using the discussion forum on this site or any other linked site shall not

  1. Upload or attach files that contain false information or data
  2. Upload or attach files without proper checking of information or data
  3. Upload or attach files that contain material or work of another person / group / institution without the consent and acknowledgement of the source
  4. Hide the source or give false source in uploaded or attach files
  5. Upload or attach files that contain material protected by intellectual property laws or by human rights laws other than the ones owned / controlled by the User or has obtained legal rights to use them
  6. Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files that may damage the operation of another computer while using
  7. Upload or attach files that contain advertisements of any type of goods or services
  8. Use abusive or inappropriate language, harass or violate the human rights including privacy rights of others;
  9. Publish, post or disseminate any defamatory, indecent or illegal material or information;
  10. Hold the Secretariat responsible for any inaccurate entries


While discussion forum is public and unmoderated communication containing personal expressions, the Secretariat does not review, screen or endorse the posts and any other communications from the Users. The Secretariat reserves the right to publish, remove, for any reason and without limitation, the files, posts, materials or any other information and communications and alter, limit or discontinue the site. While the secretariat considers the needs of users with respect to the site architecture and content, it shall have no obligation in connection therewith


Preservation of Immunities
Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of the Secretariat, which are specifically reserved.