Biological and Cultural Diversity in North East India
Regional Centre National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board, North East Hill University, Iora Ecological Solutions
Date and Time
9 October 2012 18:15 - 19:45
Regional Centre National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (RCNAEB), North East Hill University (NEHU) and Iora Ecological Solutions intend to invite leading conservation and development professional, members of indigenous, tribal, and local communities, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, U.N. agencies, universities and research institutions, funding organizations, educators, students to engage them in a cross disciplinary dialogue to achieve the following objectives: 1.How biological and cultural diversity are interrelated and how they can be managed in an integrated manner; 2.Identify how this linkage fits in with the mandate of the CBD and its protocols/ targets; 3.Develop methodology and metrics to study and assess this linkage and the effectiveness of integrated management; 4.Case studies of biological and cultural diversity interdependence from North East India; 5.Develop future action plan/ project ideas to test out this hypothesis and develop methodological framework further Some of the important issues that are expected to be discussed include the forestry management regime in the North East, particularly the Sacred Groves and community owned forests and how conservation of cultural and biological diversity can be integrated. The event is already approved for support by the National Biodiversity Authority, Government of India.