National Biodiversity Information Outlook (NBIO), India
A draft document that provides a roadmap for developing national biodiversity information infrastructure in India. Released at the 11th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in Hyderabad, October 2012.
Wildlife Institute of India and National Biodiversity Authority, India
GBIF Secretariat, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 (All day)
Given India’s national, regional and global aspirations of being a developed, mega-biodiverse nation, it is important to have an accurate and adequate database to assess and monitor the state of biological resources. This would facilitate informed decision making to ensure sustainable development and conservation of biological resources. In order to overcome barriers in free and open access to biodiversity data and information, long term strategy and action plans together with national biodiversity information infrastructure are necessary. This outlook is the first step in this direction.
1. National Biodiversity Information Outlook: Relevance to 21st century India 2. Processes and methods adopted in developing current NBIO 3. Roadmap to the National Biodiversity Information Infrastructure (NBII) and Action Plan for implementation of the Indian Biodiversity Information Facility (InBIF) 4. References
National Biodiversity Information Outlook (NBIO) 2012 (Editors: Vishwas Chavan, Jitendra Gaikwad and Vinod B. Mathur), National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai. Pp.58. Accessible at www.nbaindia.org; www.wii.gov.in.
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