The National Biodiversity Congress (NBC) 2017 was held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The event is hosted by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board. NBC is one of the significant biodiversity mega events of the country. It aims to identify practical, evidence-based case studies at the regional level to support the plan of action.
Key Highlights of the Event
- The focal theme of 2017 NBC was “Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development”. NBC 2017 attempts to bring out new approaches for an inclusive development considering that participation and grass root empowerment are key drivers of equitable and sustainable development.
- NBC 2017 includes an array of programmes including exhibition, conference, capacity building workshops and Children’s Biodiversity Congress.
- National Biodiversity Conference, governed by a national advisory committee comprising biodiversity conservation experts was also held.
- Number of experts in field of biodiversity conservation had delivered keynote address and plenary lectures on variety of key issues related to biodiversity conservation, sustainable utilisation and benefit sharing.
- Members of academic and research institutions, civil society, biodiversity management committees, NGOs, farmers, students, corporates also participated in the event.