Andhra Pradesh State Biodiversity Board

The Andhra Pradesh State Biodiversity Board is statutory and autonomous body corporate has been constituted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in the year 2006 under Section 22(1) of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 vide G.O.Ms.No.68, EFS&T Dept., and dt.11.5.2006 as notified in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette No.290 dated May 20, 2006.

In pursuant to the notification of Biological Diversity Act 2002 and Rules 2004, the State Government has framed the Andhra Pradesh Biological Diversity Rules, 2009 for implementing and carrying out the Biological Diversity Act in A.P State, vide G.O.Ms.No.70, EFS&T Dept, dated 21.08.2009.

Cycas beddomei

Cycas beddomei is a species of cycad in the genus Cycas, native to India, where it is endemic to a small area of Andhra Pradesh state in the Tirumala Hills in scrubland and brush covered hills.

Pterocarpus santalinus

Pterocarpus santalinus, with the common names Red Sanders, and is a species of Pterocarpus endemic to the southern Eastern Ghats mountain range of South India in the districts of Kadapa and Chittoor districts.

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