India’s fifth national report to the Convention on Biological Diversity 2014

India has made sustained efforts in fulfilling commitments towards conservation of biodiversity, its sustainable use and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of biodiversity and natural resources. As a Party to the CBD, India honours and strives to meet the international obligations and commitments under the Convention. But most importantly, India has a firm belief in conservation of biodiversity as a national priority and recognizes its crucial linkages with the livelihoods and well-being of millions of her people, particularly the poor and vulnerable. India's Fifth National Report (NR5) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) focuses on the status of and trends in biodiversity, threats to biodiversity and implications for human well-being. It describes the process of updating the National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP) and its implementation and reports on progress achieved towards meeting the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and on linkages with fulfillment of India's commitment to the Millennium Development Goals.