• Ever since the happening of the earth summit at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil the
term “BIODIVERSITY” has become a buzzword. In fact it is the
contracted form of Biological Diversity .
• The term 'biodiversity' encompasses the variety of all life on earth. It is
identified as the variability among living organisms and the ecological
complexes of which they are part, including diversity within and between
species and ecosystems.
• Quite simply it can be defined as
“Variety, Variability, between
genes, species and ecosystems”
Region nearby LPU
Punjab is one of the smaller
states of India with an area
of 50362 sq. km. The state
which was once named
‘Punjab’ after its five rivers
(‘Punj’ meaning five and ‘Ab’
meaning water) now has
only two major rivers (Sutlej
& Beas) flowing through it
and one major river (Ravi)
touching its northern
• Assess the existing status of biodiversity in Phagwara.
• Explored Chiheru, there fields & captured some of the pictures/videos for evidence and explored local flora
• Identify causes of its deterioration of local biodversity which is agriculture and LPU
• Promoted conservation and sustainable use of the state’s biological resources.
• Create mechanisms required to plan for natural resource management and
• Long term conservation,
• Promote cooperation between all stakeholders including panchayat, public
• institutions, social group and the masses,
• Incorporate principles of restoration, conservation & sustainable use of
• Stimulate education & research in the area,
• Identify financial instruments to achieve these objectives.
• SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.
• SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.
• SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.
• SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
• SDG 15: Life on Land.
1. Input to the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (27 April 2018)
2. Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: A State of Knowledge Review
3. Principles, Guidelines and Other Tools Developed under the Convention.
4. Technical Note: Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
• Ensuring that the strategy and action plan is based on the principles of shared responsibility by all
stakeholders (meaning thereby, involvement of all social & economic sectors of the state in planning and
• Ensuring that Panchayats, Mahila Mandals, Youth groups are recognized and accepted as fundamental
participants in execution of all conservation based programmes.
• Creating awareness & disseminating information on biodiversity and conservation issues to sensitize
societies to participate in conservation action.
• Promoting coordinated action within and between government and public groups.
• Defining responsibility of various sections of society in conserving their biological resources.