Government of Gujarat has established Gujarat Biodiversity Board (GBB) in the year 2006 vide its notification no. GVN/2006/8/WLP/2003/177/G1; dated: 11/05/2006 under section 22 of the Act. The Board is actively engaged in the formation of Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) at the level of the local bodies of the State. The board is headed by a Chairman, who is an eminent person having knowledge and experience in sustainable management of Biodiversity. Presently Dr. J. A. Khan, IFS, PCCF & Chairman in the rank of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests is working as the Chairman of the Board & Shri B. K. Sinha, IFS, working as member Secretary of the Board.