Region: Asia

ABS Biodiscovery Case in China

Dendrobium nobile, known as Shi Hu in Chinese, is a Orchidaceae species that has been recognize for decades for its unique curative properties. It is cultivated and harvested by Dai People and Hani People at the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province, China, and has been used on treatments for diabetes, stomach and kidney …

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ABS Biodiscovery Case in Myanmar

Local usage and marketing of wild gingers motivate research on ABS and proper conservation strategies, important for future forest management.

Biodiscovery case in Mongolia

In the ravines and valleys of western provinces of Mongolia, grows a special plant, Comarum Salesovianum, that locals call the “sneezing plant”, as any human or animal will sneeze if they smell it. For generations, Mongolians have known the antibacterial properties of the sneezing plant. This traditional knowledge encouraged the Bioorganic Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Laboratory …

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Webinar on IT tool for Monitoring Access and Benefit Sharing in India

This webinar presents the experience generated in India at the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), through the Indo-German Biodiversity Partnership (implemented by GIZ), to monitor Indian genetic resources through the creation of an online ABS monitoring system linked to the ABS permit system. This webinar introduces this IT tool generated to monitor genetic resources, its main …

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Training Workshop on IT Monitoring Tool for ABS in India

A training-workshop organized by the Indo-German ABS Partnership and the National Biodiversity Authority of India, in collaboration with the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, was held at Chennai, India, to present an online Permit and Monitoring System, supporting the National Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. The permit and monitoring system tool is a single electronic permit …

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Webinar on Private Sector Experiences on ABS: Challenges and Recommendations

Private companies from the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agriculture, biotechnology and other sectors use genetic resources for the development of products that are essential to society and contribute to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Nagoya Protocol and national ABS laws and policies provide the guidance, rules and procedures under which these companies can access and …

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