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Welcome to Tamilnadu State Biodiversity Board

Tamil Nadu is the 6th largest state in India. Ancient literaturesuggests that the state can be classified into 5 different bio-geographic regions, viz.

Kurinji - Mountainous region

Mullai – Forests

Marutham – Cropland

Neithal – Seashore

Palai – Desert

The state is home to several unique flora and fauna (wild as well as domesticated) and agricultural crops. Tamil Nadu is well-known for myriad of ethnographical records concerning plants, animals, and cultural practices associated with bio-resources.

Members Detail

Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board Members Details
Sl.No Name of the Board Members Designation
1 Hon’ble Minister (Forests) Chairperson
2 Additional Chief Secretary to Government,Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Departemnt Ex-officio Member
3 Additional Chief Secretary to Government,Environment and Forests Department Ex-officio Member
4 Secretary to Government Agriculture Departemnt Ex-officio Member
5 The Principal Secretary to Government,Industries Department, Permanent Special Invitee
6 The Member Secretary,Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Permanent Special Invitee
7 Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Head of Department) Ex-officio Member
8 Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Chief Wildlife Warden Ex-officio Member
9 Dr. D. Narasimhan,Associate Professor, Department of Botany, (Retd)Madras Christian College,Tambaram, Chennai. Member
10 Mr. K. Chidambaram, IFS., (Rted),Former Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Project Director (TBGP) Member
11 Secretary to Government,Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Department Permanent Special Invitee
12 Mr. T. S. Srinivasamurthy, IFS., (Rted),Former Principal Chief Conservator of Forests andChairman, Arasu Rubber Corporation. Member
13 Dr. C.P. Raj Kumar, MD.,Nalam Hospital, Theni – 625 531. Member
14 Dr. (Mrs). Jayashree Vencatesan,Care Earth Trust, Chennai Member

Staff Details

Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board(Office Staff Details)
Sl.No Name of the Staffs
1 Secretary
2 Administrative Officer / Personal Assistant
3 Superintendent
4 Assistant
5 Steno Typist Grade – III
6 Data Entry Operator / Console Operator
7 Driver
8 Office Assistant

Thematic

ABS Expert Committee

Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Expert Committee Members Details

Sl.No Name of the board Members Designation
1 Dr. D. Narasimhan, Associate Professor Department of Botany, Madras Christian College, Chennai Chairperson
2 Dr. V. Arivudainambi, Independent Expert, Chennai Member
3 Dr. S. Elumalai, Assistant Professor, School of Excellence in Law, Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai Member
4 Wildlife Warden Chennai Member
5 Secretary, Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board. Focal Point

BHS Expert Committee

Biological Heritage Site (BHS) - Expert Committee Members Details
Sl.No Name of the Officer Designation
1 Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Chief Wildlife Warden, Chairperson
2 Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, (Wildlife) Member
3 Secretary, Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board. Member
4 Dr. D. Narasimhan, Member, Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board. Member
5 Dr. C.P. Rajkumar, MD., Member, Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board. Member

Agro Biodiverstiy Expert Committee

Agro-Biodiversity Expert Committee Members Details
Sl.No Name of the Officer Designation
1 Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Chief Wildlife Warden, Chairperson
2 Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, (Wildlife) Member
3 Secretary, Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board. Member
4 Dr. D. Narasimhan, Member, Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board. Member
5 Dr. C.P. Rajkumar, MD., Member, Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board. Member



Biodiversity Management Committee

Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC) & People’s Biodiversity Register (PBRs) Expert Committee Members Details

Sl.No Name of the Board Members Designation
1 Thiru. Hans Raj Verma, IAS., Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Departemnt Chairperson
2 Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, (Protection and Vigilance) & Member Secretary, Tamil Nadu Wetland Authority Member
3 Chief Conservator of Forests, (Research) Member
4 Deputy Director, Advance Institute for Wildlife Conservation, Research, Training and Education. Member
5 Secretary, Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board. Focal Point

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