Region: South America

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Coming soon The country brief of Brazil is being prepared.

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Coming soon The country brief of Argentina is being prepared.

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Volunteerism as a means of contributing to the biodiversity conservation

The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV), as a strategic partner of the implementation of the UNDP-GEF Global Project on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS), seeks to foster citizen participation at grass root levels, particularly with local communities and indigenous peoples, by engaging them into national ABS policy design and implementation. The programme promotes awareness-raising initiatives on …

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Access to genetic resources and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) in the country is provisionally managed with the Ministerial Resolution approved in November 2017.

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Ecuador was one of the first countries to implement Access to genetic resources Benefit-Sharing regimes through the common ABS systems of the Andean Community introduced in 1996.

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Biodiversity in Colombia Colombia is home to nearly 10 percent of the world’s biodiversity, with more than 300 types of ecosystems spread across five geographic regions – the Andes, the Caribbean, the Pacific Coast, the Amazon, and the Eastern Plains. It ranks first in bird and orchid species diversity globally, second in plants, butterflies, freshwater …

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