West Bengal
Biodiversity Board

Biodiversity Award


The Board facilitates the individuals / Biodiversity Management Committees/ NGOs with the 'Biodiversity Award' to appreciate their contributions in the field of biodiversity conservation in the state. From the year of 2013, every year the Board is organising this Award on the occasion of celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity Day on 22nd May.

List of Awardees

Name of the Awardee: Sk. Ekram of Dantan II Block, Paschim Medinipur district

Year of facilitation: 2013

Contribution: conservation of traditional rice varieties

Name of the Awardee: Shri Indrajit Adak of Panchla Block, Howrah district

Year of facilitation: 2013

Contribution: activities in wildlife conservation

Name of the Awardee: Biodiversity Management Committee of Madhyamgram Municipality, North 24 Parganas district

Year of facilitation: 2013

Contribution: notable contribution towards implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002

Name of the Awardee: Sri Pritiranjan Maiti of Ramnagar - I Block, Paschim Medinipur district

Year of facilitation: 2014

Contribution: conservation of local biodiversity through implementation of BD Act & Rules in the area

Name of the Awardee: Sri Dinanbandhu Biswas of Birbhum district

Year of facilitation: 2014

Contribution: generation of awareness on biodiversity and its conservation and rescue of distressed wild animals of biodiversity

Name of the Awardee: Joygopalpur Gram Vikas Kendra, an NGO of South 24 Parganas district

Year of facilitation: 2014

Contribution: generation of awareness, documentation and conservation activities related to biodiversity of the area

Name of the Awardee: Dr. A. K. Ghosh, President, ENDEV - facilitated by Special Appreciation Awrad

Year of facilitation: 2014

Contribution: pioneering contributions towards biodiversity conservation and sustainable development

Name of the Awardee: Biodiversity Management Committee, Patashpur I Block, Purba Medinipur district

Year of facilitation: 2015

Contribution: remarkable contribution in conservation of local biodiversity through implementation of BD Act & Rules in the area

Name of the Awardee: Sri Jay Kumar Thami, Jorebunglow – Sukhiapokhri Block, Darjeeling district

Year of facilitation: 2015

Contribution: conservation activities related to biodiversity of the area and Valuable traditional knowledge

Name of the Awardee: M/s. Anupama Ayurvedic Drug Co. Pvt. Ltd. - facilitated by Special Appreciation Awrad

Year of facilitation: 2015

Contribution: Entering into the first ever ABS agreement with the State Board

Name of the Awardee: Biodiversity Management Committee, Gobardanga Municipality, North 24 Parganas district

Biodiversity Management Committee, Goghat II Block, Hooghly district

Year of facilitation: 2016

Contribution: remarkable contribution in conservation of local biodiversity through implementation of BD Act & Rules in the area

Name of the Awardee: Prof. Amalesh Choudhury – facilitated by Special Appreciation Awrad

Former Professor of Zoology & Environmental Science, University of Calcutta and an UNESCO expert

Year of facilitation: 2016

Contribution: Lifelong contribution towards biodiversity conservation in the state.

Name of the Awardee: Biodiversity Management Committee, Dantan I Block, Paschim Medinipur district

Biodiversity Management Committee, Egra II Block, Purba Medinipur district

Year of facilitation: 2017

Contribution: remarkable contribution in conservation of local biodiversity through implementation of BD Act & Rules in the area

Name of the Awardee: Sri Jeevan Sardar (Sri Sunil Bandyopadhyay) – facilitated by Special Appreciation Awrad

Year of facilitation: 2017

Contribution: lifelong contribution towards biodiversity awareness, particularly among the students in the state

Name of the Awardee: Biodiversity Management Committee, Kalyani Municipality, Nadia district

Biodiversity Management Committee, Jamalpur Block, Purba Bardhaman district

Year of facilitation: 2018

Contribution: remarkable contribution in conservation of local biodiversity through implementation of BD Act & Rules in the area

Name of the Awardee: Sriniketan Self Help Group from Jharkhali Block, South 24 Parganas district

Year of facilitation: 2018

Contribution: conservation of mangroves and also other indigenous crops catering to the nutrition supplement of the local people involving the local people.

Name of the Awardee: Md. Alim Ansari, Block Development Officer of Jamboni Block, Jhargram district

Year of facilitation: 2018

Contribution: commendable contribution for managing the one of the oldest sacred

groves in Jhargram district namely Chilkigarh Kanak Durga temple area.

Name of the Awardee: Biodiversity Management Committee, Contai Municipality, Purba Medinipur district

Year of facilitation: 2019

Contribution: remarkable contribution in conservation of local biodiversity

through implementation of BD Act & Rules in the area.

Name of the Awardee: Sri Kushal Mookherjee, Prakriti Samsad, Kolkata

Year of facilitation: 2019

Contribution: commendable contribution in conservation of Biodiversity and

generating mass awareness by involving people. His notable effort in sensitizing common people about birds is recognised by all.

Biodiversity Award 2018 - Jamalpur Block BMC
Biodiversity Award 2016 - Goghat II Block BMC

Name of the Awardee: Sri Radheshyam Garai

Year of facilitation: 2022

Contribution: Commendable drive of tree plantation in almost barren regions and colliery belts of Paschim Bardhaman district. Since 1989 he has planted almost 5 lakh trees, mostly indigenous fruit varieties, covering 300-acre land area.

Name of the Awardee: Contai Municipality BMC of Purba Medinipur district

Year of facilitation: 2022

Contribution: Remarkable effort in preparation of Best People's Biodiversity Register (PBR) for Contai Municipality area involving local people.

Name of the Awardee: Mayanguri Dev. Block BMC of Jalpaiguri district

Year of facilitation: 2022

Contribution: Remarkable effort in preparation of Best People's Biodiversity Register (PBR) for Maynaguri Block area involving local people.

Name of the Awardee: Nadia Zilla Parishad BMC of Nadia district

Year of facilitation: 2022

Contribution: Remarkable effort in preparation of Best People's Biodiversity Register (PBR) for Nadia Zilla Parishad area involving local people.

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As per the Section -7 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, accessing bio-resources and associated traditional knowledge of the state of West Bengal requires prior intimation to the West Bengal Biodiversity Board. The intimation to the Board should be given in specified format (Form-I & Form-A) along with requisite Application Fee.