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India’s Biological Diversity Act 2002: An act for the new millenium

Gadgil, Madhav (2003) India’s Biological Diversity Act 2002: An act for the new millenium. In: Journal of Biosciences, 28 (2). pp. 145-147.

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The Biological Diversity Act 2002, recently enacted by the Indian parliament, is a significant, indeed, a pioneering piece of legislation. It responds to a number of new, emerging concerns: firstly, the result of new developments in technology, in particular, biotechnology and information technology, and, secondly, the ongoing degradation of the environment, inevitably accompanied by an erosion of biological diversity.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: Journal of Biosciences
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences. This article is a commentary by the author on Biological Diversity Act.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2012 12:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/12246

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