Access information on Multilateral Environmental Agreements

  • Biological diversity

Definition(s)

The obtaining and use of genetic resources conserved in situ and ex situ, of their by-products and, if applicable, of their intangible components, for purposes of research, biological prospecting, conservation, industrial application and commercial use, among other things. (Source: WIPO, Andean Community, Decision No. 391 Establishing the Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources, 1996)