Importance of protecting biodiversity
Biodiversity is our heritage that will protect us. Hence, it is important to protect our biodiversity. With the the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, the goal of establishing people’s rights over their natural resources and their involvement in its protection and conservation is put in place. There are various efforts being made countrywide for documenting the local biodiversity. Although there are defined formats for data collection, a systematic approach for the local community to develop the People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR) was required. Without this, there was a lack of ownership. This manual is an attempt to bridge this gap.