General

  1. Inauguration of sign boards at Chicalim & Sancoale Bay on 10th May 2013, in the interest of stake holder education and awareness about the oyster Placuna placenta, locally known as mendios.
  2. Biodiversity awareness programme was conducted at Cotigao on 7th October 2013.
  3. Member Secretary gave a presentation on “Wildlife of Goa”, at Kasarpal on 30th October 2013.
  4. Snake Awareness programme was conducted at Hassapur, Pernem on 13th Dec 2013.
  5. Translation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Biological Diversity Rules, 2004 in local language (Konkani) was undertaken and the task of translation of this book was assigned to The Directorate of Official Languages, Panaji- Goa. This book was distributed to the Government offices, educational institutes Panchayats and NGO’s
  6. The Goa State Biodiversity Board organized the logo competition for selecting a logo for the State Biodiversity Board.
  7. Restoration of sand dunes at Colva beach was undertaken in May 2013.
  8. Dr. Nitin Sawant, Member Secretary of GSBB gave a presentation on “Wildlife of Goa”, for IGBC at Kala Academy on 31st May 2013.
  9. GSBB sponsored an event ‘B-Cube’ organized by Vascokar’s United, CEE, Rotaract Club on 10th August 2013. Member Secretary of GSBB was the Guest of Honour. The event was held at M.P.T institute, Vasco. On this occasion the Member Secretary addressed the gathering of students, teachers and environmentalists. He also delivered a lecture to the students on the Biodiversity of Goa with the message that the pride of Goa is its Biological Diversity.
  10. A lecture on Biodiversity was delivered by Dr. Nitin Sawant, Member Secretary at Goa State Museum on 17th October 2013.
  11. Dr. Nitin Sawant, Member Secretary was invited as the Chief Guest to inaugurate the ‘Science fiesta 2014’ organized by Goa Science Centre, Miramar on 26th February 2014 on the occasion of the celebration of International Science Day. GSBB participated in the Science Fiesta 2014 by displaying the books on ‘Environment and Biodiversity’ and distributing posters on the theme, ‘conservation of water’, for creating awareness about biodiversity amongst the students and general public.
  12. International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD- 2014) celebration. Goa State Biodiversity Board celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 on 22nd May 2014 with the theme ‘Island Biodiversity’, at the Auditorium of the Goa Science Center, Miramar.
  13. Member Secretary delivered a lecture on ‘The Biodiversity of Western Ghats’, at Goa University, Taleigao Plateau, Goa on 09th July 2014.
  14. Dr. Nitin Sawant, Member Secretary delivered a lecture on ‘The importance of Biodiversity’,at Goa College of Home Science, Taleigao Plateau, Goa on 21thJuly 2014.