India Biodiversity Award 2018 – awarded to Singchun Bugun Village Community Reserve

Published on May 28, 2018
The Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve Management Committee (SBVCR) of Arunachal Pradesh was awarded the India Biodiversity Award, 2018.
  • It was awarded on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University in Hyderabad.
  • The SBVCR is an NGO which was awarded the “Conservation of wildlife species” category.
  • The SBVCR not only works towards protecting the environment but also provides jobs to the local youth, by employing them.
  • The award is joint initiative of the following-
      • Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), 
      • National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) 
      • United Nations Development programme (UNDP)
  • The Government of India had initiated the India Biodiversity Awards in 2012, in partnership with UNDP India.
  • The basic idea behind these awards was to recognize and honour outstanding models of biodiversity conservation, sustainable use and governance at the grassroots level.

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