Uttarakhand biodiversity board selects 13 sacred groves for eco-tourism

TNN | Updated: Oct 1, 2016, 10.21 AM IST


The Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board (UBB) has selected 13 sacred groves for eco-tourism.Thal Kedar will become the first sacred grove of the state. It is spread over 1315 hectare and is eight kilometre from Pithoragarh in Kumaon. There are 200 species of medicinal plants and 663 other species of plants.

More details  :  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/Uttarakhand-biodiversity-board-selects-13-sacred-groves-for-eco-tourism/articleshow/54613585.cms

State Biodiversity Board and Graphic Era joined hands for a course on Biodiversity Act

Seema Sharma| TNN | Oct 4, 2016, 10.35 PM IST

Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board and Graphic Era University signed an agreement under which the Graphic Era University has become the first such academic institution which will run course and field training on Biodiversity Act. Those qualified will have job opportunities to work for industries which use natural raw products and hence are liable to pay portion of their profit to the Board every year as well as technical support group to form Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC).

More details :http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/State-Biodiversity-Board-and-Graphic-Era-joined-hands-for-a-course-on-Biodiversity-Act/articleshow/54681251.cms

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