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Bundesamt für Naturschutz
The Nagoya Protocol
The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an instrument used in international nature conservation. As the name suggests, it regulates access to genetic resources and provides that the beneficial results arising from their use be shared.
Preserving and researching biodiversity is extremely important, and not just for ecological reasons. The use of genetic resources (and biodiversity in general) has considerable economic and social value, because they serve as the basis for the development of products and applications for a variety of industries, including health, agriculture and horticulture, cosmetics and healthcare, biotechnology, etc.