The West Bengal Biodiversity Board was formed w.e.f. September 16, 2004 in compliance with the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, as a statuatory body under the Department. of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal with its office at 'Paribesh Bhavan', Salt Lake, Kolkata. The WBBB functions towards ensuring proper implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002.