National Biodiversity Authority

The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) is a statutory autonomous body under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India established in 2003. Its main function was to implement the provisions under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002. 

Biological Diversity Act 


The Biological diversity Act (2002) mandates implementation of the provisions of the Act through decentralized system with the NBA focusing on advice the Central Government on matters relating to the conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of its components and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of biological resources; advice the State Government in the selection of areas of biodiversity importance to be notified under Sub-Section (1) of Section 37 as heritage sites and measures for the management of such heritage sites.

The NBA with its Headquarters in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India delivers its mandate through a structure that comprises of the Authority, secretariat, SBBs, BMCs and Expert Committees.

Initiatives of National Biodiversity Authority




National Biodiversity Authority,
5th Floor, TICEL Bio Park,
CSIR, Road, Taramani, 
Chennai - 600 113
Tel: 91-44-2254 1805
Fax: 91-44-2254 1073
E-mail: chairman@nba.nic.in

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