Arunachal Pradesh is considered to be one of the biodiversity “Hotspots” in the world and is situated in the Eastern Himalayan bio-geographic region. The state is having rich Cultural and Agri- Horti- forestry diversity. Recent development impacts and influence have made considerable change in life style and on the socio economic development of the people. By seeing biodiversity richness, great ethnic diversity, fragile ecosystem, role of local people - the stakeholders of bio-diversity in management, a sustainable developmental approach based on ecological principles suiting to the region is need of the hour. Accordingly, the division has set the following objectives:
- Documentation of fragile ecosystem and critical species evolving conservation measures and management.
- Ethno-biological studies and development of a working register of all traditional healers and wise men and their practices of each tribe / sub tribe.
- Studies on natural and primitive forest ecosystem for preservation by involving the local people – stake holders of biodiversity.
- Studies on the development of jhum fallows for productive utilization with NTFPs and other utility items in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner to reduce pressure on natural forests and ecosystem.
- Studies of inter relationship of animals and plant biodiversity in particular area.
- Studies on micro organism in the biodiversity and ecosystem and technology for industries in relation to biodiversity.
- Development of packages as alternate source of income, harnessing alternate source of energy and sustainable development of NTFPs in the forestry sector.
- Identification and development of traditional and cultural bio-resources like Tasha, Taache and Taabe are treated as wealth mark of Arunachal Pradesh and associated traditional indigenous knowledge systems as food security marks and economic activity of the state.
- Develoopment of community forestry and studies on hill agricultural system linking with cultural landscape of the tribes of the state.
- Studies on carbon sequestration and impact assessment
- training and awareness
- Dr. S. P. Singh, Forest Ecologist
- Shri Passang Khenglong, TA