Regional Workshop on the Biodiversity Act on 5-6 January 2019
A Two-day Regional workshop on Biodiversity Law was organised by DSNLU in collaboration with UNDP, NLSIU, and GEF. The workshop hosted participants from various disciplines such as law, agricultural sciences, fishery sciences studying across the regions of Andhra Pradesh. The objective of the workshop was to create awareness about legal mechanism for conservation of biodiversity in India. The workshop was inaugurated by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU Prof.(Dr.) R. Venkat Rao and an introductory remark was given by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of DSNLU Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash. Dr. K. Tulasi Rao from AP State Biodiversity Board was the Chief Guest of the event and he spoke on issues concerning biodiversity law and its application in the state. He lucidly explained the key points of the law and impediments in its implementation. Other resource persons included representatives from National Biodiversity Authority, the UNDP and senior professors from NLISU. Thirty-three participants including students, young academicians and senior professors deliberated over two days on topics such as Nagoya Protocols, Access and Benefit Sharing Agreements.