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Welcome

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Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy

Hon'ble Chief Minister

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Sri Balineni Srinivas Reddy

Hon'ble Minister for EFS&T

Andhra Pradesh Bio Profile
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Andhra Pradesh is endowed with varied Eco-systems, habitats and rich heritage of Biodiversity and is a store house of rich flora and fauna. The state is a proud possessor of some rare and endemic plants like Cycas beddomei, Cycas seshachalamensis, Cycas sphaerica, Pterocarpus santalinus, Terminalia pallida, Syzygium alternifolium, Shorea talura, Shorea tumburgia, Psilotum nudum etc. It has fauna like Tiger, Gaur, Great Indian Bustard, Lesser Florican, Jerdon’s Courser, Golden Gecko, other avifauna like Flamingo, Pelican etc.

The forest in the state can broadly be divided into three major biotic provinces namely Deccan Plateau, Eastern Highland and East Coastal Plains. The Eastern Ghats divide the dry boulder, Deccan plateau from the fertile coastal Plains. Two major rivers carve spectacular gorges in the Ghats. These features of physiology endow the State with varied, vegetation and interesting natural scenery and consequently, a broad spectrum of fauna. The valley of the Godavari, the Krishna and the Eastern Ghats contain the major forest areas of, and consequently the faunal areas of the State. The State also has the largest coastline bordering the Bay of Bengal, i.e., 974 kms and it has the Second largest Mangrove eco-system in the East coast of India. Besides, A.P. is rich in Agriculture Biodiversity and is home to several varieties of crop plants - Landraces, Food crops, Cultivars, Horticulture crops, Livestock, Fisheries etc.



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BMC's constitued

906

PBR's Digitized

1200

Traninings Conducted

300

Conferences conducted

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Vision and Stratagies

  • Formation of Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs)and Preparation of People’s Biodiversity Registers (PBRs)
  • Documentation of bioresources
  • Creation of biodiversity parks and museums
  • Extension, Outreach activities
  • Biodiversity education & Research
  • Creation of A. P. Biodiversity Fund as provided for in the Biological Diversity Act 2002 with the funds from Government of India/NBA and State Government and sources
  • To identify and conserve distinct, endemic land-races, breeds and other flora & fauna.
  • To revive & promote traditionally cultivated crop varieties in different agro-climatic zones.
  • To advise the government on water harvesting, tree planting, organic farming, urban greening and preparation of city biodiversity index.

Access & Benefit Sharing

  • Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) is a worldwide project initiated during the Nagoya Protocol of 1993.
  • It was convened in the first of its kind Biodiversity Convention that included 120 countries in Rio De Janeiro.

The goals of the Convention were:

  • The conservation of Biological Diversity (or Biodiversity)
  • The sustainable use of its components
  • And the Fair And Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising From Bio-Resources

Objectives

  • Conservation of Biological Diversity.
  • Sustainable utilization of the Biological Diversity.
  • The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources