South Africa's Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing Regulatory Framework-Guidelines for Providers, Users and Regulators (Jan 2012) | ABSCH-VLR-SCBD-207434 | Virtual Library Resource | Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House

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South Africa's Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing Regulatory Framework-Guidelines for Providers, Users and Regulators
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Prepared by the Department of Environmental Affairs
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2012-01
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Original document
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2012 the Department of Environmental Affairs
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The guidelines endeavour to assist different stakeholders to understand the legal requirements and their rights in terms of the law. It is therefore imperative that these guidelines are consulted when planning to engage in commercial Bioprospecting activities in South Africa. The guidelines endeavour to provide guidance and training to users, providers and Regulator when engaging or dealing with issues of Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit Sharing in South Africa. Private people intending to utilise South Africa's indigenous genetic and biological resources and/ or associated traditional knowledge are encourage to consult this guideline.
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  • South Africa
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The Guidelines provides guidance and training to providers (Indigenous and Local Communities), users (Private companies) and Regulators (Government) on legal requirements of ABS in South Africa. This is just good practice guidelines or process document
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Format: Text document (e.g. adobe acrobat reader or Word)
Format details: pdf document, https://www.environment.gov.za/content/bioprospecting_access_benefit_sharing#law / 72 pages/ 4 MB
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Indigenous peoples and local communities
Private Sector
Research/Academia
Expertise Level: Beginner
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