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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)

In other languages

French
accès aux ressources génétiques
Russian
доступ к генетическим ресурсам
Spanish
acceso a los recursos genéticos
Chinese, Simplified
获取遗传资源
Arabic
الحصول على الموارد الجينية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with access to genetic resources

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with access to genetic resources. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Nagoya Protocol
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Multimedia

ABS Simply Explained (English)

People Plants Profit (English)

People, plants and profits

Rooibos Robbery: A Story of Bioprospecting in South Africa

ABS - Simply explained