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Samoa to share in benefits from genetic resources

The launch of a new project puts the small Polynesian country at the forefront of “Access and Benefit Sharing” – helping ensure communities derive significant economic, social and environmental benefits from the country’s extensive genetic resources. 

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Fair access and benefit sharing of Pacific resources

Biodiversity is a resource, and the global community is working to ensure that benefits from the use of that resource are also used to protect the environments and the people who rely on them.
This week, a regional Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) project inception and capacity building workshop launched actions across Pacific countries to help manage genetic biodiversity.

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The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) is a component of the PIPAP.  BIOPAMA aims to address threats to biodiversity in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, while reducing poverty in communities in and around protected areas.