Access and Benefit Sharing for Biodiversity Conservation

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Biodiversity is a global asset which holds tremendous value for humans. A view of tribal women in Achanakmar, Chhattisgarh selling forest produce in the weekly haat.

Abstract: Globally, there is a serious resource gap in financing biodiversity conservation. Access and benefit sharing provides for an innovative financial mechanism. In India the mechanism has helped mobilise around INR 110 crore.

The authors are Fellow and Chairperson respectively at the National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai. The article should be cited as Nelliyat, P and B. Meenakumari, 2019. Access and benefit sharing for biodiversity conservation, Geography and You, 19(15): 4-9.