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Biodiversity board in Madhya Pradesh challenges coal companies
National Biodiversity Authority chairperson, Pisupati, resigns
The only chairperson with a background in biodiversity administration to have headed NBA, he was under extreme pressure to resign prematurely
'Biodiversity authority needs autonomy'
Balakrishna Pisupati was the first biodiversity expert to head India's National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and had more than six months to go …
Karnataka villagers suspect biodiversity register
Biodiversity governance: A mix of knowledge and forest management for benefit sharing
People’s biodiversity register a roadmap for forest management plans; it documents knowledge of status, history, ongoing changes and …
Biodiversity governance: Access and benefit sharing and its implications on agricultural resources
A special instrument for access to crop genetic resources, access and benefit sharing (ABS) system, is fraught with challenges
Biodiversity governance: The agreements and laws that help enforce it
Major legally binding conventions to protect nature were adopted at the Rio Summit where several countries came together amid rapidly …
Karnataka High Court issues notice to National Biodiversity Authority on charges of paving way for biopiracy
Petition by a non-profit accuses authority of callousness towards protecting the country's biodiversity
Karnataka High Court stalls link road through eco-sensitive zone
'EIA should be conducted to decide if road can be built or should be scrapped'
Biodiversity body claims coal
In a first-of-its-kind case, a biodiversity committee in Madhya Pradesh asks for royalty on coal
Struck at the root
Livelihood of 2,000 families is threatened as the Maharashtra forest department tries to ban extraction of lotus roots
'Building and retaining capacity is the toughest challenge'
Balakrishna Pisupati is in the hot seat as chairperson of the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), where he has to deal with regulatory and …
Bt brinjal biopiracy case: court vacates stay
Karnataka High Court allows biodiversity boards to go ahead with criminal prosecution of seed company Mahyco and others, accused to using local …