Workshop on Biological Diversity Law @ CNLU, Patna [July 5-6]: Register by June 18

About the organisations

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) is an autonomous law school in Patna, Bihar, India. It was established in 2006 by the Government of Bihar as a public university dedicated to the field of legal education. The Chief Justice of Patna High Court is the ex officio chancellor of the university.

The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) is an institution of legal education focusing on undergraduate and graduate legal and policy education in India.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in around 170 Countries and territories To eradicate poverty, inequalities and exclusion. The UNDP Global Environmental Facility (UNDP-GEF) unit constituted “to support countries with simultaneous eradication of poverty and Significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion by catalyzing environmental finance for sustainable development.”

About the workshop

CNLU is collaborating with NLSIU under the Global ABS Project to conduct a two-day Advanced Regional Workshop on Biodiversity Laws and Access and Benefit Sharing which aimed at Dissemination of information on Biodiversity laws, training researchers, academicians, professionals in the field of agriculture and biotechnology, etc in the State of Bihar.

There are around 8.7 million species estimated to be in existence in the World. India’s share of global diversity is an impressive 8.1% of the total, despite it having only 2.4% of the land area of the World.

Being home to such tremendous variety of species and one of the 12 mega diversity countries of the World makes it imperative on the State to protect this treasured characteristic of our land and take all the possible measures to conserve the life of such species that inhabit our Country.

According to the text of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an internationally legally binding agreement that was adopted in 1992, defines Biological diversity means the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.”

As per the definition Clause, the Biological resources include “genetic resources, organisms or parts thereof, Populations, or any other biotic component of ecosystems with actual or potential use or value For humanity.”

Being a party to the Convention, the Government of India enacted the Biological Diversity (BD) Act in the year 2002 to implement the obligations as enshrined in the Convention on Biological Diversity. The country further formulates rules at the Centre and the State for its Necessary implementation.

  • There is no registration fee for the program.
  • Outstation Participants will be provided free boarding travel allowances shortest routes, sleeper class or bus fare. (No airfare).
  • Participants from Bihar –Jharkhand will be provided Bus or train fare from shortest route.
  • There are limited seats and participant’s registration will be confirmed on merit.

Centre for Innovation, Research and Facilitation (CIRF) in IPHD, Chanakya National Law University, Patna.

How to apply?

Interested persons may send their application filled in Registration format through Email:cnlunsw[at], by 18th June 2019.

Selection will be communicated on 20th June.

For the registration form, click here.


Faculty Coordinators: Mr. Hrishikesh Manu (Mobile: 8002717604)

Student Coordinators: Mr. Samar Pratap Singh (Mobile: 7301978932)

For full details and registration form, click here.

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